Last season’s NFL MVP is back.
After dislocating his kneecap against the Broncos on Oct. 17, Patrick Mahomes is set to start for the Chiefs on Sunday as they play visitors to the Titans.
It’s been a quick turn around for Mahomes since his rather brutal looking injury. It was originally reported that he could miss anywhere from three to six weeks after he received good news on his MRI following the injury, but it took all of six days for him to return to practice.
He and his knee clearly felt alright seeing as how he was practicing and head coach Andy Reid didn’t even rule out his return two weeks ago until just prior to the game against Green Bay, but now his official return is upon us.
While it’s good news for the Chiefs, who went 1-1 in Mahomes’ absence, it’s not so great news for the Titans who desperately need to pull off the upset win on Sunday to gain some ground in the AFC as they sit at 4-5 on the year.
Mahomes was putting up monster numbers prior to the injury. While completing 65.1% of his passes, he threw 15 touchdowns compared to just one interception in six and a half games. Through six games a season ago he had 18 touchdowns and four picks under his belt before throwing for 50 touchdowns on the year.