Mahomes had his fifth-year option extended Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
There might not be a more obvious fifth-year extension in the history of the NFL than this one, with the unsurprising move keeping the Super Bowl MVP under contract with the Chiefs through the 2021 campaign. It seems entirely likely a historic multi-year contract is on the horizon, as GM Clark Hunt previously hinted that the team would focus on agreeing to a long-term extension with its star quarterback following the 2020 NFL Draft.
Chiefs general manager Clark Hunt suggested a possible extension for Mahomes could come following the 2020 NFL Draft, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
It's not particularly surprising the Chiefs want to lock up a long-term extension with their Super Bowl MVP and transcendent quarterback, but it should be telling Hunt is even mentioning a certain time frame. While making Mahomes' extension "a priority" after the draft seems reasonable, a likely lofty sticker price could slow the negotiations somewhat. The 24-year-old is not expected to hold out in any way regardless of what type of conversations occur throughout the rest of the offseason.
Coach Andy Reid relayed Tuesday that he doesn't believe Mahomes will require offseason surgery after dislocating his kneecap this past October, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. "Right now he looks good," Reid said of the QB, who capped his 2019 season by earning Super Bowl LIV MVP honors. "He was out throwing with Dez (Bryant) the other day so he looked like he was slinging it around pretty good. I think he's fine."
Given that Mahomes was able to play through his aches and pains as last year's campaign rolled along, this isn't especially surprising, but Reid's words do at least reinforce that Mahomes' offseason appears to be going fine at this stage. Heading into the 2019 season, Mahomes was the clear-cut No. 1-ranked fantasy QB. While he retains elite status in advance of the 2020 slate, he's now joined by fellow signal caller Lamar Jackson as a top-tier option at his position.
Mahomes completed 26 of 42 passes for 286 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions during the Chiefs' 31-20 win over the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday. He also rushed nine times for 29 yards and another score and fumbled twice, but neither was lost.
It was far from easy, but Mahomes managed to overcome yet more postseason struggles to help the Chiefs notch their third consecutive comeback win. His performance, while at times rocky, was enough to make him the youngest quarterback to secure Super Bowl MVP honors, and Kansas City also became the first team in NFL history to manage three consecutive comeback victories in the postseason. Mahomes made poor throws on both of his interceptions, each coming on a pass attempt to Tyreek Hill. The 24-year-old ultimately made up for his mistakes when it mattered most, however, leading a pair of fourth-quarter scoring drives that culminated in one- and five-yard touchdown passes to Travis Kelce and Damien Williams, respectively, allowing the Chiefs to overcome a 10-point deficit in the process. The fantastic finish was a fitting cap on another spectacular campaign for the 2018 NFL MVP, one during which he threw for 4,031 yards and 26 touchdowns across 14 games. A record-breaking extension is naturally on the horizon for Mahomes, who's slated to enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2020.
Mahomes completed 23 of 35 pass attempts for 294 yards and three touchdowns Sunday against the Titans. He also carried eight times for 53 yards and a touchdown in the 35-24 win.
Although the Tennessee defense had been rolling, it was no match for Mahomes, who averaged a healthy 8.4 yards per attempt while completing 66 percent of his passes. He connected with Tyreek Hill for two touchdowns and added a spectacular 27-yard rushing score before capping his day off with a 60-yard strike to Sammy Watkins in the fourth quarter. Mahomes has been outstanding in two playoff games this postseason, accounting for nine total touchdowns, zero turnovers and 106 rushing yards, in addition to plenty of passing yards. Both his potential Super Bowl opponents boast strong defenses, but he seems more than capable of producing regardless of who lines up across from him.
Mahomes completed 23 of 35 pass attempts for 321 yards and five touchdowns, while also picking up 53 rushing yards on seven carries during Sunday's 51-31 AFC divisional-round win against Houston.
The reigning MVP orchestrated a trademark comeback effort after Kansas City fell into a 24-0 hole, joining Washington's Doug Williams as the only quarterbacks in postseason history with four TD passes in a single quarter, as the Chiefs rattled off 28 second-quarter points and a total of 41 unanswered points Sunday. With the convincing come-from-behind victory, Kansas City became the first team in NFL history to win by 20-plus points after trailing by at least 20 in a playoff game, while Mahomes established postseason career bests in both passing yards and TDs. He now owns an impressive 31:5 TD:INT in the regular season and postseason while averaging more than 290 passing yards per game. However, he now heads into an AFC Championship Game matchup against a Tennessee defense that has forced three interceptions and allowed just one TD throw thus far in the playoffs.
Mahomes completed 16 of 25 passes for 174 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 31-21 win over the Chargers. He added 21 yards on seven carries.
With the Chiefs scoring on a kick return and a long run, there were a diminished number of opportunities for Mahomes to make plays downfield. In fact, the Chiefs were trailing toward the end of the first half when Mahomes helped the team take the lead with a 24-yard dart to Demarcus Robinson. With a win and New England's loss, the Chiefs own the AFC No. 2 seed. They will play either the Patriots, Texans or Bills in the divisional round. Mahomes completed 60 percent of his passes in two games against the Patriots and Texans this season with 556 passing yards, four touchdowns and two picks. One thing to look for heading into the playoffs is Mahomes' touchdown rate. Mahomes accounted for 2.25 touchdown throws per game in his first eight starts. That's down to 1.3 in his last six starts, though he has run for two touchdowns during that span.
Mahomes completed 23 of 33 pass attempts for 251 yards and two touchdowns, also rushing twice for 14 yards and another score in Sunday's 26-3 win over Chicago.
Mahomes turned in a strong fantasy line in large part to his three combined touchdowns as opposed to the usual large volume of passing yards. This was a result of a clear short-pass gameplan to neutralize Chicago's ferocious pass-rush defense. Mahomes did most of his damage on short and intermediate passes, only attempting one pass of more than 20 air yards over the entire contest (and it was not completed). It was the first time the star quarterback did not complete a pass over 20 yards in his young, spectacular career. Mahomes should be suiting up for Sunday's matchup against the Chargers with the ability to earn a first-round bye still up for grabs.
Mahomes completed 27 of 34 passes for 340 yards, two touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 23-3 win over Denver. He added 11 yards on three carries.
Sunday's conditions were wet and sloppy as snow moved through Arrowhead Stadium throughout the game. Coupled with a dinged-up hand, Mahomes could have been excused if he put together a clunker against the Broncos, but he put aside any such notions early with a 41-yard dart for a touchdown to Tyreek Hill to cap the Chiefs' opening drive. The junior passer routinely bought time during the game and found his weapons over the middle. He actually put together his second-best completion percentage of the season despite the muck. Next up is a Bears defense that entered the week eighth-best in the league in opponent passer rating at 86.1.
Mahomes (hand) practiced fully Wednesday.
With the swelling in Mahomes' right hand having settled down, the star quarterback took his normal allotment of practice reps Wednesday and is thus set to suit up Sunday against the Broncos.
Mahomes indicated Wednesday that he's feeling better and has noticed reduced swelling in his right hand, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Mahomes added that he plans to handle a normal workload at practice Wednesday, but confirmation on that front won't arrive until later in the day, when the Chiefs release their first Week 15 injury report. The quarterback's status for Sunday's game against the Broncos doesn't appear to be in any real danger.
Coach Andy Reid relayed Monday that Mahomes' hand is okay, noting that "it's bruised up pretty good but there's no break," BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Reid added that the Chiefs' play calling (including more run plays and shallow crossing routes) in the second half of Sunday's win over the Patriots was altered due to Mahomes' hand issue. On the plus side, both Nate Taylor of The Athletic and Adam Teicher of ESPN.com indicate that Mahomes is on track to play Week 15 versus the Broncos.
Mahomes will undergo testing Monday after he injured his right hand in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Chiefs are optimistic Mahomes will be ready for Week 15 against Denver, with initial X-rays taken Sunday evening believed to have come back negative. He played the entirety of Sunday's game, completing 26 of 40 passes for 283 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. The Chiefs have a lot to play for even after clinching the AFC West, as they're just one game behind New England for the No. 2 seed (and now own the tiebreaker).
Mahomes (hand) completed 26 of 40 passes for 283 yards and a touchdown with one interception in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Patriots.
For the third straight game, the normally prolific Mahomes was able to throw only one TD, but he appeared to injure his throwing hand on the Chiefs' first drive Sunday and seemed reluctant to attack downfield afterward. The quarterback was sent for X-rays after the game, per Adam Teicher of ESPN.com, but coach Andy Reid downplayed the issue. "We think it's okay," Reid said. With the team still fighting for a first-round bye in the playoffs, it would likely take a fairly serious injury to keep Mahomes on the sidelines when the Chiefs host the Broncos in Week 15.
Mahomes completed 15 of 29 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown while adding 25 yards and a TD on three carries in Sunday's 40-9 win over the Raiders.
On a windy day at Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs did most of their damage on the ground with three rushing touchdowns, including Mahomes' 13-yard scamper. The quarterback has now shockingly failed to top 200 passing yards in three of his last four games, although there were extenuating circumstances for each poor performance, and they are sandwiched around a 446-yard, three-TD eruption against the Titans. Mahomes may not be able to afford another quiet outing in Week 14's road clash with the Patriots.
Mahomes completed 19 of 32 passes for 182 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Monday night's 24-17 win over the Chargers. He also rushed five times for 59 yards.
Mahomes had a pretty tame performance by his otherworldly standards, with his 63 first-half passing yards marking a career low. He was also picked off prior to halftime, now giving him two interceptions on the season. Fortunately, he responded in the second half with a 23-yard touchdown to Travis Kelce, and his output on the ground actually marked his personal best to date. Although he's clearly over his recent knee injury and now has the bye week to rest further, Mahomes saw top wideout Tyreek Hill exit early Monday with a hamstring issue, so he may be down a dynamic weapon when he looks to bounce back in Week 13 versus the Raiders.
Mahomes (kneecap) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Mahomes was as productive as ever after returning from a two-game absence due to a dislocated right kneecap in last weekend's 35-32 loss to the Titans, completing 36 of 50 attempts for 446 yards and three touchdowns. Perhaps most encouragingly, Mahomes told Adam Teicher of ESPN.com that he felt great physically coming out of the contest, a sentiment supported by the quarterback's ability to take every rep during the first practice of Week 11. With the injury behind him, Mahomes will look to improve his case for repeating as NFL MVP and aim to keep the Chiefs atop the AFC West standings when he takes on the Chargers on Monday night in Mexico City.
Mahomes completed 36 of 50 attempts for 446 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 35-32 loss to Tennessee.
Mahomes cut through a stout Titans defense during Sunday's back-and-forth affair, his first since injuring his knee in Week 7 against Denver. The talented passer extended Kansas City's lead to two scores early in the fourth quarter, going airborne within the pocket while delivering a strike to rookie Mecole Hardman for a 63-yard touchdown. Even after the Titans pulled off the improbable comeback, Mahomes responded with a 23-yard completion to Demarcus Robinson to help set up what would have been a game-tying field goal attempt that was ultimately blocked. Any rust Mahomes may have had coming into Sunday appears to be sufficiently shaken off and he'll have eight days to prepare for a reeling division rival, the Chargers, on Monday night.
As expected, Mahomes (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Chiefs proceeded with extreme caution with their star QB and had "four different specialists from across the country examine" images of Mahomes' knee. It was determined that the signal-caller was ready to play and that enough time had elapsed to minimize his chances of a setback. Mahomes' return to the lineup should provide a nice boost going forward for the fantasy prospects of Kansas City's top receiving weapons -- Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins.
Mahomes (kneecap), who doesn't carry a Week 10 injury designation after practicing fully all week, feels like he won't be limited physically in his slated return to the lineup Sunday against the Titans, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports. "That's what we tested out this week especially," Mahomes noted Friday. "We put me on the run, and I threw it across my body and did all the stuff I've grown to do as I've been in the NFL and my whole career. I didn't have any pain. I was still able to do it. I wanted to make sure I was able to do that before I got back on that field."
Mahomes hasn't suited up up since dislocating his right kneecap Oct. 17, but he's slated to start Sunday's contest, barring any unexpected setbacks, which will send Matt Moore -- who had been filling in at QB for the Chiefs -- back to a reserve role. Additionally, the return of Mahomes should boost the Week 10 (and beyond) fantasy prospects of key receiving weapons Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins.
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