Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is probably happy he no longer has to answer questions about his right ankle. During the Chiefs’ 27-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in last month’s AFC Divisional playoff game, Mahomes suffered a high-ankle sprain.
He left the game in the second quarter to have the ankle examined but returned in the second half.“I’m not coming out of a playoff game unless they take me out, and so I’m just going to play,” Mahomes told reporters after the game. “I love this sport too much, I love this game, I love playing with my teammates and being able to go out there and enjoy it together.
We prepare all year to be in the playoffs and play in these games. I’m glad I was able to get back in the game.” This is a month old, but NFL Films shared video of Mahomes pleading his case with coach Andy Reid. This shows just how badly Mahomes wanted to stay in the game and have the ankle examined at halftime.