The Chiefs will have their starter quarterback back on Sunday, as Patrick Mahomes Friday declared himself fit to play against the Titans.
The team tweeted out the news Friday that their and the defending NFL MVP will start against Tennessee just three weeks after suffering a dislocated kneecap against the Broncos.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 8, 2019
“I’m in a good spot,” Mahomes said on Friday. “I’m ready to get out there.”
“I knew I had a chance once I talked to those doctors and they said as long as I was functioning well, moving well, I could play this week.
“Coach [Andy] Reid still wanted me to take it day by day. I went out here in practice and took the reps and I haven’t had any pain or any setbacks, and so as long as we keep going with that I’m glad to be back out there.”
This week it became more and more evident that Mahomes would be ready to play, as he did not miss a practice this week, and was a full participant each day.
Doctors told Mahomes at the start of the week that he had a chance to play this week if all went well with practice.
“We need him back,” wide receiver Sammy Watkins said about Mahomes.
“His energy affected all of us. Him being on that field has definitely been needed. All week we’ve been practicing hard. Every practice has been perfect.
“For us, it’s just to play fast, be in the right area and literally for our offensive line to let nobody touch him. I think that’s going to happen this week. He had a great week of practice. He’s been practicing well and we’ve been looking really good with him.”