Chiefs coach Andy Reid says Patrick Mahomes' ankle isn't limiting QB this offseason
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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says Patrick Mahomes is doing great with his ankle and it won't be causing him any problems with his offseason workouts. After suffering a high ankle sprain in the divisional round, Mahomes' movement was evidently hampered in the remainder of the playoffs but he still managed to lead the Chiefs to a Super Bowl win.
“He didn’t have to get anything done. He’s doing good, he feels good. This time, he jumped right back into workouts and working the ankle, rehabbing the ankle. He’s lifting and running the parts that he could run, and he didn’t miss a beat on that," Reid told Steve Wyche of NFL Network, per Pro Football Talk.
Mahomes played through an ankle sprain
After suffering a high ankle sprain in the divisional round game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mahomes briefly left the field before returning in the second half. The following week, Mahomes was evidently far from his best but he still managed to lead the Chiefs to a win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
After the AFC Championship Game win over the Bengals, Mahomes had two weeks to get his ankle right for the Super Bowl. In the Super Bowl, Mahomes' ankle looked better but it was evident that it was still not at 100%. Still, Mahomes delivered a big performance and led the Chiefs to a 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
It was Mahomes' third Super Bowl appearance and his second Super Bowl win. “The first Super Bowl I thought was — obviously, I didn’t win it the first year that I started. But the first Super Bowl was kind of like, ‘This is amazing.
We won the Super Bowl.’ Just happy, just like a little kid winning a prize at the fair. Whereas this one, you’ve dealt with failure. You understand how hard it is to get back on this stage and win this game," Mahomes said after his second Super Bowl win.