KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Quarterback Patrick Mahomes declared himself match to play on Sunday, when he’ll return to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ beginning lineup for his or her sport in opposition to the Tennessee Titans.
“I am in a great place,” Mahomes stated after the Chiefs concluded their apply week on Friday. “I am able to get on the market.”
The Chiefs tweeted the information on Friday.
— Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 8, 2019
Mahomes hasn’t performed since dislocating his proper kneecap in an Oct. 17 sport in opposition to the Denver Broncos. Mahomes hasn’t missed a apply however returned as a full participant and because the beginning quarterback for the primary time this week. He stated docs informed him initially of the week he had an opportunity to play in opposition to the Titans.
“I knew I had an opportunity as soon as I talked to these docs they usually stated so long as I used to be functioning properly, shifting properly, I might play this week,” Mahomes stated. “Coach [Andy] Reid nonetheless wished me to take it daily. I went out right here in apply and took the reps and I have not had any ache or any setbacks, and so so long as we maintain going with that I am glad to be again on the market.”
Mahomes stated he did not really feel he was susceptible to reinjury by enjoying on Sunday.
“Hopefully it was sort of a fluke factor,” he stated. “I am going to at all times be I assume a tad bit larger [at risk] than the common particular person, however everytime you’re out on the soccer subject, there’s at all times an opportunity of damage.”
He additionally stated he felt he would not be restricted bodily on Sunday.
“That is what we examined out this week particularly,” Mahomes stated. “We put me on the run, and I threw it throughout my physique and did all of the stuff I’ve grown to do as I have been within the NFL and my entire profession. I did not have any ache. I used to be nonetheless in a position to do it. I wished to ensure I used to be in a position to try this earlier than I acquired again on that subject.”
With out Mahomes, the Chiefs went on to beat the Broncos. With veteran Matt Moore beginning at quarterback, they’ve break up their two video games since, shedding to the Inexperienced Bay Packers and beating the Minnesota Vikings.
“We want him again,” vast receiver Sammy Watkins stated. “His vitality affected all of us. Him being on that subject has positively been wanted. All week we have been practising arduous. Each apply has been good.
“For us, it is simply to play quick, be in the appropriate space and actually for our offensive line to let no one contact him. I feel that is going to occur this week. He had a terrific week of apply. He is been practising properly and we have been trying actually good with him.”
Titans coach Mike Vrabel stated earlier within the week he anticipated Mahomes to play after seeing Mahomes have fun the Chiefs’ successful subject purpose final week in opposition to the Vikings.
“That was a fairly good bounce there on the finish of the sport,” Vrabel stated. “He acquired fairly good air.”
Stated Mahomes, “I went on the market and I noticed the entire staff coming behind [kicker Harrison Butker] and I sort of realized I used to be going to be on the backside of the pile if he acquired tackled, so I acquired out of the way in which as rapidly as I might.”