Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took a nasty hit in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. Mahomes looked wobbly as he rose to his feet; he needed to be helped off the field before eventually being ruled out for the game due to a possible concussion.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid shared what he knew during his post-game presser.
“He got hit in the back of the head and it kind of knocked the wind out of him and everything else with it,” Reid explained, “so we took him out. He’s doing great right now, which is a real positive as we looked at this. [He] passed all the deals that he needed to pass so we’ll see where it goes from here.”
Mahomes’ backup, Chad Henne, entered the game and pushed the team to a 22-17 victory.
“I talked to Patrick after in the locker room,” Henne said. “He’s in good spirits. Obviously, we’ll see with all the testing for him [Monday], but he’s in good spirits.”
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce questioned the hit on Mahomes, which was made by Browns linebacker Mack Wilson.
“It’s a violent game,” acknowledged Kelce. “It is what it is and we wear helmets for a reason — because guys are flying around, trying to take your head off — and you never want to say that someone purposefully took someone out the game — but they were flying around, and after the initial it, they were fired up, saying. ‘That’s what we do. That’s what we do.’
“So there was a lot of talk between me and their players, but for the most part, it was just in a competitive mindset. I do feel like those guys are good dudes and I respect a lot of them for that.”
Mahomes and Wilson appeared to settle any dispute on Twitter after the game.
The next time Reid is scheduled to speak to the media is Monday at Noon Arrowhead Time — when we should learn more about Mahomes’ status for next week’s AFC title game against the Buffalo Bills.
“He’s actually doing very well,” added Reid. “I just talked to him and he’s doing good. We’ll see how he is [Monday], but right now, he’s feeling good.”