When it comes to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ recovery from the offseason surgery he had to repair the turf toe he suffered in last year’s Divisional Round win over the Cleveland Browns, all continues to go to plan. The quarterback had last said he would have been able to play in a game — had there been one in early June.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid outlined where Mahomes was at as the team broke mandatory minicamp on Thursday.
“We were cautious with him,” noted Reid in a Zoom conference call. “It’s just a matter that we were trying to be as smart as we possibly could with it — and his communication was great. He kept it open with us and we checked with him to make sure and see how he was doing during practices — not just the first day but you want to check on the third day, too, to see how he’s doing, and he made it through. I think this was good for him. And then we’ll just see how he feels once we get up to camp. But he sure got a lot of work done here, and he came out feeling pretty good.”
When it was Mahomes’ turn at the Zoom podium, he shared his head coach’s view on the matter.
“I don’t see any problems moving forward,” said Mahomes. “Obviously, I’m going to continue with the rehab, continue to work on those things, strengthening it, do all that different type of stuff. I feel like I had a good OTAs, a good minicamp. I was able to move around, scramble around and do the things that I needed to do.”
One of the things Reid had reiterated throughout his offseason media opportunities is that OTAs and minicamp are framed as more of passing camps, allowing Mahomes to do everything. But the Chiefs plan to re-evaluate the situation when they meet at training camp.
Until then, Mahomes plans to spend time with his fiance and family before continuing his offseason workouts.
“Brittany (Matthews) and Jackson (Mahomes) have my schedule down to the day,” joked Mahomes. “They ask me a question every single day about what dates we’re doing what, and so I have a couple vacations in there. I’m going out to [Lake] Tahoe for the golf tournament. But then after that, I’ll be back in Texas, and I’ll be training with Bobby Stroupe, my trainer, and he’s talked to (vice president of sports medicine and performance) Rick (Burkholder), and he’s talked to (athletic trainer) Julie (Frymyer) and really got a good gameplan of how we’re going to continue to rehab but at the same time making sure that I’m physically ready to go whenever training camp goes and have no limitations at all.”