HOF QB Brett Favre Warns Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes To Be Careful Coming Back From Concussion

Former Green Bay Packers and current Hall of Famer Brett Favre has decided to speak up for a fellow quarterback, sending some advice to Kansas City Chiefs signal caller Patrick Mahomes.

Mahomes took a nasty hit from Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson in Sunday’s AFC Divisional playoff game and officially left the game with a concussion. The Chiefs ultimately won 22-17.

Favre, no stranger to taking hits and playing through pain, told TMZ that Mahomes had better listen to his doctors when it comes to getting back on the field.

“I played 321 straight games. It kind of goes against everything I stood for when I played,” Favre told TMZ.

“But, you got to be smart. You’ve got to be smart.”

Many think there’s little chance that Mahomes misses Sunday’s AFC Championship Game as the Chiefs play host to the Buffalo Bills, but until he passes all the medical tests, the ball for Kansas City is in the hands of veteran QB Chad Henne.

Favre is imploring Mahomes to be smart, live to fight another day, and not to force anything.

“When you’re in the moment, and you’re young, you’re bulletproof, man,” Favre said.

“But, I’m 51 years old, and I’m wondering what tomorrow will bring because of concussions more than anything.”

Favre was truly the Cal Ripken of the NFL for the number of consecutive games he played, despite injuries. But that was a different time and under different circumstances.

Everyone in the Chiefs family and beyond is hopeful that Mahomes is going to be okay, but in a game where toughness is usually rewarded, there’s also a sense that the Chiefs quarterback is going to take field Sunday, no matter what.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. This really sounds like the Sidney Crosby injury, given the reports of neck injury in addition to the concussion. The danger sign will be if the trainer, Rick Burkholder (Who’s one of the top concussion guys) sends him to see an expert in Pittsburgh. That’s the last resort for guys with the neck issue added on.

  2. Concussion or not…if it has to do with the neck and nerves getting messed up…that’s not a good sign either. Anything to do with trauma to the nervous system should be careful.

  3. NFL smoke and mirrors.

    Obvious that Mahomes had a CONCUSSION but too important to NFL and TV money to let him sit on sidelines in “concussion protocol” when he was too dazed to even stand after that tackle. Stop drinking the kool-aid.

    Next time a player has a concussion the team and NFL will probably claim he had a “mild heart attack” or maybe a “migraine” or maybe it was just Donald Trump’s fault.

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