Patrick Mahomes reportedly 'cleared big steps' but AFC Championship status still uncertain


All eyes continue to be on Patrick Mahomes leading into championship Sunday.

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback remained in the NFL’s concussion protocol on Tuesday, however, there was some encouraging news for the team’s star quarterback.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Mahomes cleared “some big steps” on Monday with what is considered to be a concussion, but it is still too early to say that he will play in the AFC Championship game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night.

Schefter also added that Mahomes is dealing with a foot injury, but he must clear the concussion protocol before he is even allowed back on the field. There is optimism, though, that Mahomes could practice on Wednesday.

Losing Mahomes would obviously be an enormous blow to the Chiefs’ chances to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Thirty-five-year-old backup quarterback Chad Henne, who replaced Mahomes late in the third quarter after he sustained a hit in which he landed on his head, would start for Kansas City if Mahomes cannot play.

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