CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Even after the clock hit 00:00 following the Chiefs 22-17 win over the Browns, Myles Garrett was still playing defense.
Garrett defended linebacker Mack Wilson after Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and other Kansas City players accused the Browns of headhunting after quarterback Patrick Mahomes was forced from the game late in the third quarter after suffering a concussion.
“I want to say that nobody on our team is head hunting, going after guys or trying to hurt a guy, no matter how good he is,” Garrett said in his opening remarks before fielding a question. “We are praying for his recovery and praying for his success. He has always been a quality guy and the way he does stuff for the community. He is a leader on and off the field that you appreciate seeing, especially from a guy of that caliber and just always trying to be a positive force everywhere he goes.”
Wilson brought Mahomes down as he ran to his right on third-and-1.
The 2018 NFL MVP and Super Bowl LIV MVP was assisted to the sidelines by trainers after having difficulty standing. He was taken to the locker room following a brief examination in the medical tent.
“I know what they were saying on the field,” Garrett said. “Some of the guys felt like that. I know Travis [Kelce] felt like that, and I am cool with Travis. He is a good guy. Hung out with him a couple of times in the offseason. I don’t ever want him to feel like my guys or my team is out here trying to injure somebody or put them out of the game.
“We are trying to put some bruises on you and trying to hurt you, but we are never trying to injury someone or take them out purposefully. We are trying to play it how it is supposed to be played with sportsmanship and integrity.”
Wilson took to twitter to defend himself after the game.
Mahomes appreciated Wilson’s tweet.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield, who is friends with Mahomes also wished the Chiefs QB well.
“Those hits are scary,” Mayfield said. “You never want to see that, especially with obviously me being extremely familiar with Pat. You just don’t want to see that. Hopefully, he is OK. Safety first, and I hope he is OK.”