Patrick Mahomes says he’ll be able to go for the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ offseason programme forward of the 2023 NFL season, together with his injured ankle simply needing relaxation and rehab – including that solely his golf recreation will endure.
Mahomes first injured the ankle within the Chiefs’ divisional spherical win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in January, was hobbled by it throughout their AFC Championship win over the Cincinnati Bengals a fortnight in the past after which aggravated it late within the first half of their Tremendous Bowl LVII win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Mahomes limped into the locker room to finish the primary half after his ankle was rolled up when chased down and tackled by TJ Edwards on a quarterback scramble.
Nonetheless, enjoying on regardless of the damage, Mahomes threw two landing passes within the fourth quarter and scrambled 26 yards on the game-winning drive as he received his second Tremendous Bowl title and second Tremendous Bowl MVP award.
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“The one time that I had the true harm of the ankle was when he after I received tackled, it form of rolled to the skin just a little bit,” Mahomes mentioned.
“Whenever you had that prime ankle sprain, when any little tweak like that occurs, it simply actually magnifies it.
TJ Edwards landed awkwardly on Patrick Mahomes’ ankle when sacking the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback late within the first half
“Fortunately we had been in a position to get in at half-time and get some new tape on there and a few motion to attempt to get some mobility again.
“I used to be at all times going to play by means of, however I am glad I get just a little little bit of relaxation on it now.”
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Mahomes added: “We are going to proceed the rehab, proceed the remedy that we had been doing and simply give it some relaxation, attempting to guarantee that once we get to OTAs (Organised Crew Actions), I am able to go.
“The one factor which may take successful is my golf recreation, so I’ve to take a couple of weeks off of that.”
Reid again for 2023 season: ‘I am going to stick round’
Mahomes additionally spoke glowingly about Andy Reid, who turned the 14th head coach in NFL historical past to win a number of Tremendous Bowls – and doing so in opposition to his former workforce, the Eagles.
“We had a brand new workforce and plenty of younger gamers, and we did a fantastic job of getting plenty of nice gamers that contributed for us on this recreation particularly,” Mahomes mentioned. “And I at all times say so long as Andy Reid is the coach we’re at all times gonna have an opportunity.
“I am going to maintain the massive man round a pair extra years at the very least and we’ll attempt to be again on this recreation as many occasions as potential.”
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Reid, at 64 years and 330 days previous on Sunday, turned the fourth-oldest head coach to win a Tremendous Bowl, based on NFL Analysis however, regardless of reviews pre-game that he might be set to retire, Reid confirmed that he’ll return for an eleventh season answerable for the Chiefs in 2023.
“I believe I am gonna hold round,” Reid mentioned. “I look within the mirror and I am previous. My coronary heart, although, is younger.
“I nonetheless get pleasure from doing what I am doing. I received requested that fifty occasions right here. Lastly I simply go, ‘No matter, man. No matter.’
“I am good with what I am doing proper now. Pay attention, if they will have me, I am going to stick round.”
Mahomes was happy to listen to that Reid was staying put, including in his Monday press convention: “He has each proper to retire. He is executed so many nice issues for thus lengthy, however I can inform by how a lot he enjoys this that that is not anyplace within the close to future.
“I do know that we’ll have conversations earlier than that second occurs. Every time that point is correct for him, we’ll embrace it.
“However I am glad that he is sticking round as a result of we really feel just like the job’s not completed.”