Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes is a troublesome nut - NBC sports

After Patrick Mahomes obtained caught between Corey Peters and Arden Key, and Key fell on the quarterback's correct ankle, bending it sideways, it seemed Mahomes' day if now not his season become executed. Mahomes ignored most effective 13 plays, playing throughout the evident ache.

"He's a tough kid," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, by means of Pete Sweeney of "He wanted to be in there. He desired to be competing, and that's a tribute to him and his competitiveness. despite the fact, you've acquired to make certain he's adequate, physically ok the place he can offer protection to himself, and if he can't, then he can't play. You ought to go with the next guy. He's a tough nut. And once I inform you he's competitive, he's very, very competitive."

Mahomes at the start stayed in the online game, playing on the injured ankle for 5 performs while leading the Chiefs to a box goal and a ten-7 lead.

but Reid informed Mahomes that he wasn't going lower back into the video game devoid of X-rays that have been negative. Mahomes angrily threw off his parka and departed for the locker room.

"It turned into hard getting him out of the game, firstly," Reid pointed out. "He wanted to combat, and so we got him out, went to the X-ray, acquired an X-ray, looked at, taped. He got here again, and he noted he felt first rate enough to be blanketed, the place he's no longer going to get hurt. That's without doubt the fundamental component."

X-rays have been terrible, although Mahomes will bear an MRI to confirm the injury isn't nearly as dangerous as it seemed.

He played the total 2nd half of the 27-20 win over the Jaguars.

"You felt like his mobility was respectable enough where he can try this," Reid mentioned. "We did a number of little things with him on the sideline to look the place he was at. [We] put him in, and it became short leash. If I felt like he wasn't able to handle it, he would were out — and lower back in [Chad] Henne [would go]."

Mahomes completed 10 of 15 passes for 111 yards and a landing within the second half, finishing 22-of-30 for 195 yards and two touchdowns.

The query now's: Can Mahomes do it again next week? The ankle goes to swell; it's going to be sore; and if nothing else, he surely won't apply a whole lot, if in any respect, this week.

Mahomes stated Saturday nighttime that he become starting remedy immediately.

"I don't need to bounce to issues presently," Reid stated. "Let's just see the way it goes right here the next couple days. It's going to be sore, i know. Let's see the place he's at. He's had this earlier than, and he turned into able to hold pushing through — really, against Jacksonvlle a couple years in the past. The equal category of deal. He pushed via that. The leading aspect is that he's as protected as you could be on a football field. That's the crucial component."

It turned into in the season opener towards the Jaguars in 2019 that Mahomes injured his ankle. He performed via it, no longer resting it until a midseason knee damage kept him out two video games. The Chiefs went on to win the tremendous Bowl.

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