There is more good news on the Patrick Mahomes turf toe front. The plan is still for the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback to do “some stuff” when the team begins voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) on May 25, according to James Palmer of NFL Network.
Per source, Patrick Mahomes is ahead of schedule in his rehab and will participate in the #chiefs OTAs that start on May 25th. The thought right now is he will “do some stuff” and will then be fully ready to go for training camp.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) May 21, 2021
Palmer’s words seem to match the words of general manager Brett Veach from earlier this month when he appeared on “The Rich Eisen Show.”
“Look, he’s going to do some stuff at these OTAs,” Veach told Eisen. “It won’t be full dropbacks and rollouts, but he’ll do some stuff. I spoke with Rick Burkholder, our trainer. You know, we have our rookies in this week, so we’re super excited about getting our coaches with him and actually getting some field work with him. But when I spoke to Rick and to coach (Andy Reid) about teams always bringing in some extra quarterback arms for camp, and our trainer said to me, he’s like, ‘No, Pat’s going to do some stuff this OTAs... now, we’re not going be crazy with it... but he’s ahead of schedule. We’ll probably get a little taste of him back in action very light during OTAs, but I expect him to be full-go for training camp.”
Mahomes tore his “plantar plate” in the Chiefs’ Divisional round game against the Cleveland Browns and played through it in the team’s AFC title win against the Buffalo Bills and Super Bowl LV loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.