Patrick Mahomes is out of his walking boot (at least temporarily)

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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes raised eyebrows with a recent family picture that included a walking boot on his left foot. On Thursday, Mahomes posted a boot-free photo.

He’s in Augusta for the Masters, and he tweeted multiple photos in a golf cart wearing yellow Adidas shoes.

The #TeamAdidas hashtag means “check out the shoes” (which is fine). It also invites speculation that the ditching of the boot was temporary.

Mahomes had surgery days after the Super Bowl to repair ligament damage in the big toe of his left foot.

There’s no reason to think Mahomes won’t be ready to go when training camp begins. The real question is whether the Chiefs will do enough to improve the offensive line so that he doesn’t have to run around so much that he eventually irritates the ligaments in either or both of his big toes during the 17-game 2021 regular season and inevitable postseason appearance, for the fourth straight season.

22 responses to “Patrick Mahomes is out of his walking boot (at least temporarily)

  1. Nothing is inevitable. I’m not saying they won’t make the playoffs, but time again we see teams crash hard for various reasons. San Fran being the latest.

  2. Huh? The Chiefs went to back-to-back Super Bowls. SF was a one-hit wonder with a barely (maybe) average QB.

  3. I don’t see Mahomes ever coming close to equaling Brady’s record, especially not with 17-game regular seasons coming. There will be too many opportunities for injury in the future, especially for “mobile” quarterbacks like him, and although he makes his living with his arm, he makes it with his legs as well.

    In a way, I’m not sad about that. Admittedly, I’m a huge Brady fan.

    In a way, though, I am very sad about it.

    Mahomes played lights out in the Super Bowl. It’s not his fault that his o-line was so porous, nor is it his fault that: (1) two of his throws to the end-zone bounced off his receivers’ face-masks rather than being caught; and (2) the normally reliable Kelce had one drop and later bounced a third end-zone pass into the air for an interception. That one falling away 30-yard sidearm Mahomes threw would have been the pass of the century had it been caught as it should have been.

    I hope he gets healthy, and stays healthy, just as I hope Brady does.

  4. He may not want to run so much when he is playing in other stadiums. It is easier to get a turf toe playing on artificial turf. Arrowhead Stadium has natural grass but it is only one of 5 remaining stadiums that still have that surface.

  5. Changing the subject a bit, I have never understood the endorsement money some companies pay athletes. Nothing against Mahomes, but just because he wears Adidas doesn’t mean I am going to go out and buy a pair. For me if a show is comfortable and reasonably priced, I’ll by it. But I never, ever look to buy something just because some athlete wears it. Am i alone thinking this?

  6. He is a phenomenal player that eventually will be in the Hall of Fame but these running Quaterbacks take hits and dont have a long career or if they
    Do have a long career there paying the price after there done playing heading to retirement

  7. Anyone saying the Chiefs are a one hit wonder: they’ve hosted the AFC championship game three years in a row, went to the Super Bowl twice, winning one.

    I like their chances to stay relevant.

  8. First let me say Patrick is not a running qb. Patrick is a qb who will run when things open up for an easy first down. Yes in the Superbowl he was running for his life, but that was an anomaly. Next I get why people want to try and hate on him. Hes a great player who is gushed over by the media. The thing is, by all accounts, he is a great guy. But keep on inventing things in your head to convince yourself he is not. And yes, I doubt he will catch Brady. 7 superbowl wins is amazing! But I think 3 straight AFC championship games and two straight superbowls pretty much wipes out the he is a fraud, or one hit wonder comments from those of you ignorant enough to say these things. Never the less, hate on! Gives me some entertainment.

  9. Not a fan of the Chiefs, and I think Andy Reid gets way more credit than he deserves as a coach, but I do like Patrick Mahomes. Great player and seems to have his head screwed on the right way. I hope he’ll be able to play for a good numbers of years.

    Pats fan.

  10. @jonbeck316

    Bucs defense beat Mahomes like they beat Brees and Rodgers. Brady went along for the ride.

  11. The Chiefs have a lot of good players.

    Their biggest enemy going forward, is going to be the salary cap IMO.

  12. Brady only has maybe 2 years left but this kid can go for at least 15 more years if he stays healthy. He’s the face of the league. Amazing talent!

  13. Great guy, exceptional QB. But his body is breaking down already which requires surgery? Not good.

  14. Patrick Mahomes and Joe Montana were both great pocket QB’s, but they also had athleticism that allowed them to escape the pocket, and extend the play as they buy time to locate open receivers downfield. A running QB is a guy who looks at his first read, and then tucks the ball and starts running, ignoring anything that might open up downfield. Mahomes’ greatest asset is between is ears. A running QB’s best asset is below his knees. Huge difference. A running QB doesn’t throw 50 TD’s in a season.

  15. Great player, wish hum the best. He didn’t lose the Superbowl, his coaching staff were unable to come up with amswers for the Bucs game plan.

  16. To “joeb says” above.

    That’s a great question. Do people buy athletic gear because the pros endorse them? Probably. Particularly, the younger more impressionable generation. Endorsement deals serve a valuable advertising function. Rather than pay big bucks for a 30 second TV commercial, you have a prominent athlete wearing their name/logo on a shirt, hat etc.,for the duration of the sporting event. It is repetitive advertising which is key.

    Do I buy gear because of a certain athlete? No. But I do admit to having my fair share of Nike golf shirts because I like the “swoosh” and that brand was built by many athletes in many different sports. I guess there is a little “cool” factor in play as well.

    Endorsements deals are here to stay and they do serve a valuable, corporate advertising function.

  17. >> Changing the subject a bit, I have never understood the endorsement money some companies pay athletes. Nothing against Mahomes, but just because he wears Adidas doesn’t mean I am going to go out and buy a pair. For me if a show is comfortable and reasonably priced, I’ll by it. But I never, ever look to buy something just because some athlete wears it. Am i alone thinking this?<<
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    Its not about selling shoes to you, its not about Ted williams selling camping gear for Sears, it way beyond that, It is marketing branding of the 3 stripes. Hw many times are those stripes shown on TV viewed by a millions? How much would a ten-30 second commercial cost to do the same thing? that is where they justify the sponsorship. Its not about the shoes, its about the logo/brand

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