Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes is doing OK, his mindset is he’ll play

NFL: JAN 21 AFC Divisional Playoffs - Jaguars at Chiefs
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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes‘ right ankle is going to be a the most closely watched body part in the NFL this week.

Head coach Andy Reid confirmed on Monday that Mahomes has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain after getting hurt on a hit by Jaguars defensive end Arden Key in Saturday’s win. Mahomes was hurt late in the first quarter and missed most of the second quarter before returning to the game in the second half.

Reid said on Monday that Mahomes is “doing OK” and that the quarterback’s mindset is that he is going to play against the Bengals in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

“He’s done amazing things with limited time,” Reid said of Mahomes, via Nate Taylor of TheAthletic.com.

Mahomes’ return against the Jaguars and his displeasure with being taken out at all were pretty good indications of his mindset and it seems like there’s a good chance he’ll play unless things take a bad turn, but the question of how effective he will be will remain in place until the teams are on the field next Sunday.

35 responses to “Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes is doing OK, his mindset is he’ll play

  1. Mahomes will be able to play next Sunday, but he won’t be able to run. The Bengals defense will be pressuring Mahomes all day, forcing him to throw quickly to shallow routes.

  2. Every team wants their leader to be both mentally and physically tough. The Chiefs have that person on their team years which is why the Raiders, Chargers and Broncos won’t win the division for another decade.

  3. He’ll start. They are probably 50/50 to win with him, and 20/80 to win without him. He swings the winning percentage quite a bit, even if injured. I imagine they’ll have Henne run with the 1st team a bunch in practice this week though, just in case Mahomes gets hit again.

  4. What’s with all this throwing things ala Mahomes and Bosa? Are they 5 years old or something? Lots of people work in high stress/emotional/passionate careers that can control themselves and behave like adults. Should every doctor/soldier/air traffic controller/etc. just start throwing things when times get tough?

  5. Mahomes doesn’t have to run. All he has to do is slide around in the pocket. His greatest plays are off schedule but he can throw from the pocket. He has tremendous arm strength. Brady never or rarely ran and won 7 Super Bowls. Mahomes will make it work. Don’t know if it will be enough but he will compete.

  6. Mahomes is different. He plays through damn near anything, including a dislocated kneecaps that popped back unlike he was rubber. He is not going to be 100% but he most definitely will dominate!

  7. Andy Reid will have to scheme up a lot of plays that don’t involve any running for Mahomes. Throwing could be an issue as well, if he can’t put any weight on the ankle. The Chiefs could be in trouble here. This injury is chronic and hard to heal.

  8. I understand the grit and bravado but Reid better come up with a heck of a game plan that involves a lot of handoffs.
    Mahomes stepping back and slinging it isn’t winning this game

  9. If he plays he stands a good chance of being knocked out of the game in the first half. But if he doesn’t play I guess that’s a 100% chance.

  10. I associate Mike Tyson’s sage quote with this scenario: “Everyone Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth.”

  11. ESPN is reporting that Lame from Baltimore posted on anti-social media that if he were to play Sunday, he’d not be available.

  12. Compare him to Lamar Jackson who wants a bigger contract than Mahomes. Are the Ravens dumb enough to give it to him? The sad reality is that there are teams out there who would/will.

  13. I cannot remember when the last a player played with a high ankle sprain, if ever. It is one thing to say you want to play, it is another to actually do so with the type of injury he has. I’m sure if he broke his leg he would still say he is planning to play.

  14. Andy Reid at his presser this post was based on also said the Mahomes high ankle sprain against the Jaguars in week 1 2019 was worse than this one. He re injured it later in season and part of the reason he sat out a few weeks with the dislocated knee cap as well.

    Mahomes played the following week and threw for 400yrds. Only difference is that it was his left foot. So a different plant foot altogether (Mahomes has 2 plant feet as he throws from both).

    Have to see how he progresses this week to see how mobile he can be, but he will probably play and be 70 to 80%.

  15. oldgrouch says:
    January 23, 2023 at 2:09 pm
    Compare him to Lamar Jackson who wants a bigger contract than Mahomes. Are the Ravens dumb enough to give it to him? The sad reality is that there are teams out there who would/will.
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    It should be bigger, that’s how it works. It’s not a sad reality, nobody died. Yeah, the Ravens will pony up and you can thank the Browns and Tyler Huntley for that.

  16. nite2al says:
    January 23, 2023 at 2:48 pm
    oldgrouch says:
    January 23, 2023 at 2:09 pm
    Compare him to Lamar Jackson who wants a bigger contract than Mahomes. Are the Ravens dumb enough to give it to him? The sad reality is that there are teams out there who would/will.
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    It should be bigger, that’s how it works. It’s not a sad reality, nobody died. Yeah, the Ravens will pony up and you can thank the Browns and Tyler Huntley for that.

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    Why should it be bigger? How many playoff games has Lamar won? Fewer than Brock Purdy?

  17. Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain in week 1 of 2019 against the Jags. (Coincidence) The next week he threw for 443 and 4TD’s.

  18. His mindset is he’ll play? My mindset is that I’ll win the lottery. Let’s see if this mindset thing actually works

  19. A lot will be written this week about will he or won’t he play. Come Sunday he will be fine…bank on it.

  20. 0-3 against Cincinnati when healthy, and now with a high ankle sprain I’m not sure how people expect him to be better this time.
    He ain’t playing the Jaguars…

  21. If he plays, he won’t play like Mahomes. I taking the Bengals. The KC defense cannot slow down Cincy.

  22. 4theWin says:
    January 23, 2023 at 1:54 pm
    I understand the grit and bravado but Reid better come up with a heck of a game plan that involves a lot of handoffs.
    Mahomes stepping back and slinging it isn’t winning this game
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    A steady dose of Pacheco and McKinnon with the occasional play action 20+ yard pass completion to KC’s wide recivers and the GOAT tight end.

  23. I can assure you that you will only hear words like “improving every day” or “trending in the right direction” all week out of the Chiefs, but we all know that it is meaningless until he steps on the field for game action, at regular speed and can be effective. My gut tells me that he is hurt worse then they are letting on. Pain killer will help, but once it wears off……

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