KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid stated Monday he did not know whether or not Patrick Mahomes would clear the NFL’s concussion protocol in time to play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Sport. However Reid indicated Mahomes may need felt nicely sufficient to have returned to Sunday’s divisional-round sport in opposition to the Cleveland Browns.
After taking a success and being knocked to the bottom, Mahomes bought up and momentarily staggered. He then headed for a short examination within the sideline medical tent earlier than bounding shortly down a set of steps after which operating up the Arrowhead Stadium tunnel to the Chiefs’ locker room.
“There was an opportunity again within the day that Patrick comes again in [the game],” Reid stated. “You noticed him run up the tunnel. By the point he bought to that time, he was feeling fairly good. However there is a sure protocol you must comply with and that takes it out of the coach’s hand and the participant’s hand and the physician’s hand.”
The Chiefs face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Arrowhead within the AFC title sport. Reid stated they’d have a plan whether or not Mahomes or Henne begins at quarterback.
“Due to the protocol, it is a no-brainer from a training standpoint,” Reid stated. “You do not have to consider it. You simply should go ahead and ensure you have a solution if he is there and a solution if he isn’t there. I can not inform you from a medical standpoint. I do not know that. That is their resolution and I simply comply with it.”
Payments coach Sean McDermott acknowledged Monday that his staff must “put together for each quarterbacks.”
“We have work to do to organize,” McDermott stated. “Definitely have a variety of respect for Patrick and the way he performs the sport and what he provides to their offense. However as you noticed with the weapons that they’ve and the system that Andy runs — I believed Henne got here in and did a very good job and gained the sport for them there. So we have a variety of work to do as a staff, and in addition on this case on our protection, to prepare.”