Chiefs quarterback and reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes will return to the field on Sunday against the Titans.
This return seems rushed, as he missed just two weeks after dislocating his kneecap in the first half of Week 7’s matchup against the Denver Broncos. Regardless, head coach Andy Reid announced at his press conference on Friday that Mahomes would start, “unless something changes.”
NFL’s Ian Rapoport seemed to question the decision when he tweeted the update.
#Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced at his press conference that QB Patrick Mahomes will start on Sunday vs. the #Titans, as expected. So he’ll miss just two games with a dislocated kneecap. Totally normal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 8, 2019
In seven games, Mahomes has thrown for 2,180 yards, 15 touchdowns and only one interception. Missing two games will most likely preclude him from replicating his MVP numbers from last year. On his way to his first MVP trophy, he threw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns.
The Chiefs went 1-1 in Mahomes’ absence. Losing to the Green Bay Packers at home and squeaking out a win against the Minnesota Vikings. At 6-3 they still sit atop the AFC West, with the Raiders in second at 5-3 after their Thursday night win against the Chargers.
Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes will try to pick up where they left off on Sunday, November 10 in an away game against the Tennessee Titans.
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