NFL Analyst Reveals Patrick Mahomes Set to Recover After Surgery Ahead of Mini-Camp

Published 03/01/2021, 1:35 PM EST
NFL Football – Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, U.S. – February 7, 2021 Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes reacts REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Patrick Mahomes suffered quite a bit in his quest to make his legacy this past month. Mahomes lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as the Chiefs failed to pick up their 2nd consecutive Super Bowl.


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It was a disappointing loss for Mahomes, who couldn’t prove the doubters wrong by winning against the invincible Tom Brady. Many expected Mahomes to defeat Brady and take his throne.

Patrick Mahomes was on a torn plantar plate heading into the Super Bowl. Few people, outside of the Kansas City Chiefs‘ medical staff and Head coach Andy Reid, knew about his status.


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However, Mahomes showed his toughness, by playing the entire game. But he wasn’t able to throw any touchdowns. Mahomes was determined to play, despite how hurt he was.

After the Super Bowl, Brady got surgery on his knee. According to NFL analyst James Palmer, the recovery period for the injury is 3 months.

Mahomes is expected to make a full recovery in 3 months. This makes him available to attend the Chiefs’ minicamp in May. Mahomes should be entering the minicamp with a chip on his shoulder after how last season ended.

The Chiefs were the best team in the entire NFL last season. They suffered only one loss. The Chiefs entered the Playoffs looking very strong. They defeated the Cleveland Browns, despite losing Mahomes early in the game.

Then they went on to defeat the Buffalo Bills in their 3rd consecutive AFC championship game, and their second consecutive win.


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The Chiefs reached the Super Bowl for the 2nd consecutive year. The defending champions defeated a tough San Francisco 49ers team the previous year to lift the Lombardi trophy.

Heading into the Super Bowl, the Chiefs were considered the favorites to win the title, as they were the defending champions.

However, the Chiefs had a very disappointing outing at the Raymond James Stadium. The entire Buccaneers’ defense held the Chiefs’ offense and Patrick Mahomes to zero touchdowns.

Feb 7, 2020; Tampa, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass against Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) during the third quarter of Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs’ star players in Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill had disappointing outings. Whereas Mahomes was seen as the only player trying to get his team out of the blocks.


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Will Patrick Mahomes lead the Chiefs back to Super Bowl glory next season? He will certainly enter the next season hoping for the same to happen.

The loss to Tom Brady has led people to underestimate Mahomes’ talent. However, the Chiefs have only lost 2 post-season games since Mahomes’ arrival, and he will be hungry to show why they were able to achieve such a spectacular feat.


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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.