Patrick Mahomes left all of it on the sphere in Tremendous Bowl LV, and regardless of a nagging harm. When the previous league MVP took the sphere to attempt to fight Tom Brady and a relentless Tampa Bay Buccaneers protection, the very fact he was with out his beginning tackles was exacerbated by Mahomes’ personal foot, as a result of he is been nursing a turf toe ailment suffered forward of the AFC title sport in opposition to the Buffalo Payments. He’d play and win that contest whereas sporting a particular orthotic insert, however he presumably was not 100% as he tried to will the Chiefs to victory in opposition to the Bucs and, following the 31-9 loss.
He’ll now reportedly endure surgical procedure to restore the harm — per Ian Rapoport of NFL Community. This information is of no shock to the Chiefs, who anticipated this may be the result following The Huge Recreation. Mahomes’ restoration will take him via the offseason and certain sideline him from minicamp and coaching camp — assuming a conventional offseason — however former Tremendous Bowl MVP is predicted to make a full restoration and in time to take the sphere in Week 1.
Mahomes completed with 270 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in opposition to the Todd Bowles orchestrated Tampa Bay protection on Sunday, his manufacturing anchored by a mixture of vital drops by his targets, poor offensive line play and the harm itself. In all, regardless of battling turf toe, he ran for practically 500 yards earlier than throws or sacks within the sport, per Subsequent Gen Stats, proof of a quarterback underneath siege for 4 quarters. His 52.3 passer score was by far the bottom of his NFL profession, and this Tremendous Bowl marked the primary contest by which he is ever misplaced an expert sport by double digits.
He’ll certainly preserve all of this in thoughts as he works himself again to full well being for the 2021 season, one by which he’ll hope to steer the Chiefs to their third consecutive Tremendous Bowl and certain hoping for at the least another postseason probability at defeating Brady — having now gone 0-2 in opposition to him with a championship on the road.