Kansas City Chiefs followers obtained nearly as good of stories as they might’ve hoped for relating to Patrick Mahomes’ injured ankle on Wednesday.
How a lot Mahomes is ready to get round on his proper ankle may decide what the Chiefs’ offense seems like throughout the AFC Championship Recreation in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Bettors have already seen how the MVP finalist’s ailment is impacting the Super Bowl odds this winter, and if he is closely compromised in Sunday’s recreation, it’s going to definitely improve the possibilities of the Bengals eliminating the Chiefs for the second straight yr within the AFC title recreation. Whereas Mahomes would not have the wheels of fellow star quarterbacks like Justin Fields, Lamar Jackson or Jalen Hurts, operating has at all times been a big a part of his recreation.
His work outdoors of the pocket and his magic in escaping stress makes him that rather more harmful of a downfield passer and is a large a part of the Kansas Metropolis offense. When Mahomes is named for a designed quarterback run or finally ends up scampering previous the road of scrimmage on account of good work within the opposing secondary, good issues ceaselessly occur for head coach Andy Reid’s crew too.
The 2018 MVP completed the common season because the group’s second-leading rusher with 358 yards on the bottom, regardless of having the fourth-most carries (61). Mahomes was additionally second on the group together with his 4 speeding touchdowns and picked up 25 first downs by way of his legs as nicely.
Kickoff to the Bengals-Chiefs recreation on Sunday remains to be practically 100 hours away, so the subsequent few days ought to clear up some questions surrounding Mahomes’ ankle’s energy and the way cellular he’ll be.