After the dust settled, Mahomes was eventually diagnosed with a concussion. Many were quick to go after Browns LB Mack Wilson, who put the hit on Mahomes, and one of them just happened to be Mahomes’ mother, Randi.
Patrick Mahomes leaves Sunday’s playoff game with a concussion
With Patrick Mahomes under center, the Chiefs seemed to be handling the Browns from the opening whistle in Sunday’s AFC divisional-round matchup. Kansas City held a 19-10 lead in the middle of the third quarter with Mahomes leading the Chiefs on another promising offensive drive.
But on a third down and short from near the 50-yard line, Mahomes ran a QB sweep around the right side and took a brutal hit from Browns LB Mack Wilson. Mahomes remained on the ground after the tackle, and he struggled to find his footing when his teammates tried to help him up.
The reigning Super Bowl MVP was helped off the field and didn’t return to the game. He was diagnosed with a concussion shortly after, which prompted a wave of fans to attack Wilson online.
Mahomes’ mother sends an emotional message to Mack Wilson and the NFL
After Mahomes was diagnosed with a concussion, Mack Wilson was lucky he wasn’t near his phone. Chiefs fans far and wide flooded Wilson’s Twitter mentions during the game, calling him a dirty player and a cheater after his hit on their beloved franchise quarterback.
Even Mahomes’ mother, Randi, got in on the action.
“#51 Wilson that’s some trash football leading with helmet, pulling his head and pushing helmet,” Randi Mahomes wrote in a tweet Sunday. “Why are you not thrown out!?? Come on NFL.”
The Chiefs still escaped with a win after Mahomes left the game, but the QB’s mother still had some closing words for Wilson.
“#51 evil NEVER WINS!!! Love my Chiefs,” Randi Mahomes tweeted after the game.
Patrick Mahomes and Mack Wilson make up
Randi Mahomes might not forgive Wilson for his concussion-causing hit on Mahomes Sunday, but her son already has. Wilson took to Twitter after the game to clear his name and explain that he isn’t a dirty player.
“Never been a dirty player in my life. I just try my best to play fast and make plays. Don’t try to insult me & keep the threats to yourself,” Wilson wrote in a tweet.
“Prayers to @PatrickMahomes . I pray you back next week! Go be great like you have been!” Wilson also wrote.
Mahomes, who clearly doesn’t believe Wilson was trying to hurt him with the tackle, responded to the LB and immediately forgave him.
“All good brother!” Mahomes responded via Twitter.