Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes claims he’s feeling as good as he has all season
Twenty-eight days ago, it seemed as if Patrick Mahomes’ season was in jeopardy. Twenty-eight days later, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback claims he feels better than suffering his Oct. 27 dislocated kneecap in a win over the Denver Broncos.
Four days before his Monday night matchup in Mexico, with the Los Angeles Chargers, Mahomes says he is feeling the best he has all season.
Swelling from a dislocated kneecap? Gone. Pain from a lingering ankle injury? That’s a thing of the past.
“Just being able to not have to worry about the ankle or not worry about the knee and just being able to go out there and play football the way that I’ve played it my whole career so far,” said Mahomes on Thursday, via Adam Teicher of ESPN. “Just going out there and being able to play the game, do the things I’ve grown [accustomed] to doing, scrambling and doing all that different type of stuff and coming out healthy was definitely a positive sign.”
On Sunday, Mahomes got his first in-game action since suffering the kneecap dislocation. Though his Chiefs lost, he did not disappoint. He finished the defeat to the Tennessee Titans with a stat line that reads: 36 of 50 for 446 yards and three touchdowns.
Mahomes has been on the injury report since Week 1’s tilt with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is looking to shed that. Judging by his recent well-being, Sunday’s game and his full participation in practice, he is well on his way to doing so.
The Chiefs have the MVP back.