Patrick Mahomes has spent the last few months recovering from toe surgery. The Kansas City Chiefs continue to spew optimism regarding the progression, and they have now provided another encouraging update on their star quarterback’s health as training camp draws closer.
Patrick Mahomes undergoes offseason toe surgery
Following the disappointing loss in Super Bowl 55, Patrick Mahomes‘ offseason quickly ramped up.
The star quarterback underwent foot surgery to repair a turf toe injury suffered in the playoffs. Mahomes played without it hampering his performance.
He guided the Chiefs to a second straight Super Bowl appearance behind a dominating outing in the AFC Championship Game. Mahomes’ decision to go through the procedure in early February gives him enough time to prepare for the 2021 season.
It marks the first major operation of his NFL career. The initial timetable estimated he would require three months to recover, allowing him to be ready by training camp — or possibly sooner.
As that date draws closer, the Chiefs have provided another telling update on their star quarterback’s health.
Chiefs reveal promising update on Patrick Mahomes’ health
Since Mahomes underwent surgery, the Chiefs have continued to speak optimistically.
Head coach Andy Reid has voiced that the former Super Bowl MVP is ahead of schedule in his recovery. General manager Brett Veach aired that same sentiment during an interview on The Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday.
“He’s doing good,” Veach said. “It’s difficult with Patrick. We’re going to have to protect Patrick vs. himself because he’s already — I spoke to him a few days ago, and he’s already ahead of schedule. Look, he’s going to do some stuff at these OTAs. It won’t be full dropbacks and rollouts, but he’ll do some stuff.
“When I spoke to Rick [Burkholder] and to coach (Andy Reid) about teams always bringing in some extra quarterback arms for camp, and our trainer said to me, he’s like, ‘No, Pat’s going to do some stuff this OTAs… now, we’re not going be crazy with it…but he’s ahead of schedule. We’ll probably get a little taste of him back in action very light during OTAs, but I expect him to be full-go for training camp.”
The only difficult task ahead will be keeping Mahomes from getting too far ahead of himself. He’s full-bore toward getting his body ready for training camp while taking precautionary measures to avoid any setbacks.
In other words, it’s only a matter of time before Mahomes is back on the football field preparing to guide the Chiefs on another Super Bowl run.
Chiefs eyeing another Super Bowl push
There may be some hurdles Mahomes and the Chiefs must work through before the 2021 campaign, but the Super Bowl expectations remain.
Kansas City has the bullseye as one of the championship favorites. The front office only further cemented those aspirations after transforming the offensive line through free agency and trades.
Mahomes has plenty of time to work off the rust from his toe surgery and should be in line for another MVP-caliber campaign. The only question remains whether Kansas City can bounce back after a crushing Super Bowl loss.
The motivation is certainly there to guide them, but it’s on Mahomes and his teammates to respond. Their journey will start with a Week 1 matchup against the Cleveland Browns.