The biggest NFL storyline of the week has been the status of former MVP Patrick Mahomes after he suffered an injury midway through the third quarter of Sunday’s AFC Divisional playoff win over the Cleveland Browns.
The Chiefs signal caller and the rest of the team will get to work today as practices begin for the four teams left in the NFL tourney: the Chiefs, the Buffalo Bills, the Green Bay Packers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
All eyes, though, will be on Mahomes and what he will be able to do.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network tweeted out Wednesday morning that Mahomes will be on the practice field, but will have a “very light practice.”
“Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes will have a very light practice today as part of his plan while in the NFL concussion protocol, source said. Could be listed as limited or DNP, but his work will ramp up during the week. Mahomes, who has no symptoms, will do some tolerance tests, too.”
The quarterback did clear a couple of steps on Monday, indicating that he may able to take the field on Sunday. However, he must practice with the team if he’s going to be cleared to play.
The Chiefs remain three-point favorites over the Buffalo Bills. If they win on Sunday, they will advance to their second straight Super Bowl, which will be held in Tampa on February 5th.