Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes doing great right now, we’ll see where it goes

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The status of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is going to be the subject of great attention this week and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid offered the first update after Sunday’s 22-17 win over the Browns.

Mahomes left the game in the third quarter after suffering a concussion on a running play. Mahomes looked dazed while being helped up after the play and he was ruled out a short time later.

Reid said that Mahomes was feeling well after the game and that the team would see where things stand on Monday.

“He got hit in the back of the head and kind of knocked the wind out of him. . . he’s doing great right now, which is a real positive, passed all the deals that he needed to pass so we’ll see where it goes from here,” Reid said, via Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports.

Mahomes will have to proceed through the concussion protocol in order to get cleared for the AFC Championship Game and there’s no predicting at this point if that is going to happen.

23 responses to “Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes doing great right now, we’ll see where it goes

  1. He looked really messed up for a minute there.
    Players who didn’t look dazed at all after hard hits have missed nearly a month.
    There’s going to be a lot of back-room dealing to get this guy on the field next week.

  2. If he “passed all the deals that he needed to pass” then he wouldn’t have been held out for the rest of the game. Either you fail the tests and are concussed or you pass them and you’re not concussed. And they’re not clearing you an hour and a half after diagnosing the concussion.

  3. If we’re being HONEST, and we follow the proper protocol there’s no way he’s eligible to play next weekend. Nobody is recovered from a concussion within 4 days, and he’d have to be cleared by then to play. So if it’s independent doctors who are concussion experts they aren’t clearing him, but if it’s league doctors concerned about league revenue then we all know he’ll be cleared with flying colors

  4. Packers odds tilted in Vegas in the 3rd quarter, same with Chiefs. Shame the Browns couldn’t capitalize.

  5. Lamar, “So that’s what a concussion looks like. Next time I’m down 14 in a playoff game, I have to look dizzy and not skip back to the locker room happy that I don’t have to explain my mess.”

  6. As much as I hope Mahomes is cleared in time to play so the Bills can put the “tHEY sTiLl CaNt’ BeAt ThE cHiEfs” narrative to rest definitively, I highly doubt he will. We only get one brain, and it’s more valuable than any Super Bowl ring ever could be

  7. The league is utterly indifferent to the actual health of the players. The only reason they care is to avoid lawsuits. They will ensure that Mahomes is good to play because that makes the league money. That’s why the NFL denied the long term dangers of concussions for so long even though they knew of the dangers. Had they cared about safety they would have mandated the safer helmets instead of allowing players to continue to use the older models. Anyone that thinks the league truly cares should prob re-examine their sobriety.

  8. Concussion or not Andy Reid is not going into the AFC Championship game with Henne… Mahomes will be under center no matter what… even if it could possibly affect his career… Reid will force Mahomes to play.

  9. As is the NFL tries hard not to pay out to players who have suffered from concussions. Reports of players being granted their settlement and then denied based on different criteria for “grading” white players cognitive loss vs black players cognitive loss. According to what I read a white player has to show less loss to get his payment. How exactly is that caring about players?

  10. 4th and 1, backup QB, only job is killing time. KC sets up for the obvious “try to get them to go offsides play” but the Browns know that so no ones going to jump, there’s 8 seconds on the play clock, so we all know Henne’s going to say hut-hut 4 more times, they’re going to change formations, then call timeout… The ball is snapped… with 8 seconds on the play clock…What!?! Henne completed to Hill for 2 yards. Brilliant!

  11. No offense Andy but no one who suffered a concussion hours ago is “doing great”. He has a concussion.

  12. Txraiders says:
    January 17, 2021 at 7:25 pm
    Packers odds tilted in Vegas in the 3rd quarter, same with Chiefs. Shame the Browns couldn’t capitalize.

    Well as a lifelong Browns fan who watched The Drive, The Fumble, and a whole lot of futility over the last 22 years….listen it was a disappointment and I’m not going to be like so many other people who claim Goodell conspiracy or ref ineptitude (although I do obviously believe that helmet hit was a bad no call). But I wouldn’t classify it as not being able to capitalize. They came closer than they should have, and played well for most of the game. We will have questions in the offseason (D schemes, clock management in the 2nd half, why we didn’t run until the 2nd half, etc.). But they overachieved even being in the game. Hats off to the Browns.

  13. EJ says:
    January 17, 2021 at 8:20 pm
    Concussion or not Andy Reid is not going into the AFC Championship game with Henne… Mahomes will be under center no matter what… even if it could possibly affect his career… Reid will force Mahomes to play.

    I don’t think Reid is like that. He isn’t Mike Shanahan. (RG3)

  14. I don’t think Reid will have to do anything…there’s no way the NFL doesn’t make sure that their best player is on the field on Sunday.

  15. Make no doubt about it he will be playing next week. The NFL cant have their golden boy Mahomes not out there, he will make a miraculous recovery Book it!

  16. NFL will allow him to play. He’s their meal-ticket right now. They don’t care about future health issues.

  17. Sure Andy, he is doing just great after looking to the sideline and confused to not be seeing Kliff Kingsbury. And while we are at, Doug Pederson was coaching to win against Washington.

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