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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Articles tagged: Patrick Mahomes

Doctors: Patrick Mahomes suffered dislocated right kneecap

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Patrick Mahomes left Thursday night’s Kansas City Chiefs game against the Denver Broncos after suffering a knee injury in the second quarter of the game. The early word from every sports medicine expert who was watching was that Mahomes dislocated his right kneecap.

Trainers could be seen straightening Mahomes’ right leg on the field to pop the kneecap back into place. Medical experts said Mahomes had a right patella dislocation. How much time Mahomes misses will depend on what the MRI on his knee shows.

Mahomes was 10/11 for 76 yards and a touchdown prior to his injury. The 24-year-old was NFL MVP last season after throwing for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns. He had thrown for 14 touchdowns and just one interception through six games this season.

Patrick Mahomes leaves with right knee injury after QB sneak

Patrick Mahomes knee

Patrick Mahomes may have converted a 4th-and-1 early in the second quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs’ game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night, but it came at a cost.

After picking up the first down, Mahomes was down laying on a teammate. He was pointing at his right leg and trainers were later shown trying to treat his knee.

A cart came out for the Kansas City quarterback, but Mahomes waved it off and walked off the field with the assistance of some staff members. He then headed into the locker room as he was replaced by Matt Moore.

FOX commentator Troy Aikman said it was like the staff almost popped Mahomes’ knee back into place. The reigning NFL MVP was later shown heading into the X-ray room.

Mahomes began the game 10/11 for 76 yards and a touchdown.

Mahomes was only in the X-ray room for a few minutes before trainers ruled him out for the rest of the game, according to FOX reporter Erin Andrews.

Patrick Mahomes re-aggravates ankle injury against Texans

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Patrick Mahomes has been battling an ankle injury for much of the season, and he appeared to tweak it again during the first half of the Kansas City Chiefs’ game against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Mahomes took another shot to his left ankle early on and appeared to be limping on several plays. He also made some uncharacteristically inaccurate throws and was not moving well in the pocket. The star quarterback threw an interception and coughed up a fumble after his ankle was rolled up on.

Though he has not missed any time, Mahomes initially injured his ankle in the first game of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has had it heavily taped since and tweaked it on more than one occasion.

Mahomes has still be making some of his typical jaw-dropping throws, but mobility has clearly been an issue for him while the injury lingers.

Ravens’ Matthew Judon shades Patrick Mahomes over unnecessary roughness fine

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Matthew Judon did not at all agree with a fine that he drew for a takedown of Patrick Mahomes during last Sunday’s game.

The Ravens linebacker was fined $21,056 because of an attempted tackle of the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback in the first quarter of the eventual 33-28 Baltimore loss, a play that drew a penalty for unnecessary roughness. Here is video of the sequence, which appeared to show a clear horse collar.

The penalty made a big difference in the close game as the Chiefs, instead of having to settle for a field goal on 4th-and-goal from the Ravens’ 4-yard line, got an automatic first down at the 2 and eventually scored a touchdown.

When news of the fine broke on Saturday, Judon responded by tweeting a GIF from the TV show “Family Guy” of lead character Peter Griffin clutching his knee in pain. It seemed to be a shot at Mahomes, either for exaggerating the contact or for getting preferential treatment from the referees.

While Judon may have also thought that the tackle was not a horse collar by the definition of the rules, former referee and rules analyst Gene Steratore indicated at the time on Sunday that it was indeed a horse collar.

The reigning MVP Mahomes has become the NFL’s golden boy in a sense and may soon be getting paid like it too. As such, resentment from other players, whether justified or not, simply comes with the territory.

Patrick Mahomes could get more than $200 million in extension with Chiefs

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Patrick Mahomes will be eligible to sign a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs after the season, and they are expected to make the star quarterback an offer as soon as league rules allow. Not surprisingly, that offer will likely be the biggest one in football history.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter said on “Get Up!” Thursday morning that he expects the Chiefs to offer Mahomes a new deal worth more than $200 million, which would make him by far the highest-paid player in NFL history.

Schefter went on to speculate that the Chiefs could offer Mahomes more than $200 million over five years, which would be an average annual value of $40 million or more. Russell Wilson is currently the highest-paid player in football with an average annual salary of $35 million, so any new contract for Mahomes is expected to dwarf that number.

And why not? Mahomes set records last season en route to earning his first NFL MVP award. Perhaps more impressive, the 24-year-old has shown no signs of regression through three games this year, as he has already thrown for over 1,000 yards, 10 touchdowns and no interceptions in three games. He leads the NFL with a 134.9 passer rating.

Many teams have swung and missed with drafting quarterbacks in recent years, but the Chiefs hit a home run. Given the way Mahomes has played and the fact that he is capable of doing things we never even thought possible, it makes sense that Kansas City would essentially let him name his price.

Troy Aikman has ultimate response to Patrick Mahomes comparison

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Troy Aikman had the ultimate response to a Patrick Mahomes comparison from a media outlet.

On Monday, The Athletic Kansas City promoted a podcast talking up Mahomes by pointing out how the young Chiefs quarterback already has passed for a third the touchdowns of Aikman, and only in eight percent of the games.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, who won three Super Bowls, dropped his rings on the table for The Athletic and Mahomes.

To be clear, Aikman isn’t against Mahomes. He just doesn’t like a media outlet using his stats as a benchmark to diminish him.

The era in which Aikman played is totally different from the current era. Now you can’t touch quarterbacks or wide receivers without getting a flag. Back when Aikman played and before, much more contact was allowed, which made it a lot harder to beef up passing stats. Throwing for 3,000 yards in a season actually was a big milestone. Now you better be throwing for 4,000 or you’re not having a decent year.

Between this and his previous tweet that went viral, we love this version of Aikman dominating on social media.

Patrick Mahomes’ mom Randi Martin has perfect ‘QB Producer’ custom jersey

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Patrick Mahomes’ mom has quite possibly the best custom jersey we have seen.

Mahomes’ mother Randi Martin has a Kansas City Chiefs jersey with her son’s number 15 on it. Instead of saying “Mahomes” on the name plate across the back of the jersey, Martin’s says “QB Producer.”

The jersey was featured on CBS’ telecast of the Chiefs-Ravens game Sunday:

That led Martin to share a photo of her wearing the jersey while sitting next to her son:

Mahomes may have the talent and MVP skills, but his mom helped produce him — literally. Her jersey is awesome and perfect, and our favorite for a quarterback’s family since Tom Brady’s.