Things appear to be moving in the right direction for Patrick Mahomes.
The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, who has been in the concussion protocol since leaving Sunday’s AFC Divisional Round playoff game, participated in a limited practice on Wednesday, according to head coach Andy Reid.
“He looked good,” Reid said, per ProFootballTalk. “He is in the protocol, so there’s only certain things he can do, and it’s a limited basis, but today is a limited practice so this fit right into what he can do. But he took all the snaps and feels good. We just have to follow this protocol as closely as we possibly can.”
While Mahomes remains in the protocol, it is certainly encouraging news as he has reportedly made progress each day since he walked off the field woozy on Sunday.
The Chiefs hope to have Mahomes ready for Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Buffalo Bills as they seek to defend their Super Bowl title.
If Mahomes cannot be cleared to play, 35-year-old backup quarterback Chad Henne – who replaced Mahomes on Sunday – will start in his place.