Patrick Mahomes Makes Hesitant Return to Kansas City Chiefs’ NFL Training Camp

Published 07/25/2020, 9:01 PM EDT


Patrick Mahomes ought to have become a global phenomenon by now. The Super Bowl LIV MVP signed a multi-million 10-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this month. Head Coach Andy Reid was jubilant after securing Mahomes’ extension.

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On Friday, League Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA members agreed on the terms and conditions necessary for the season to go ahead. Players will now make a return to their respective training facilities by July 28, 2020. The Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs rookies made a return to training last weekend itself.

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Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes was set to report for the NFL training camp on July 24. He did arrive for a pre-scheduled coronavirus test but seemed hesitant to return for full strength training.

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The Texas-born quarterback is one of the finest talents in the NFL at present. His 10-year deal worth $450+ million is termed as a bargain deal by some critics. At just 24, Mahomes has already won the NFL MVP award (2018) and as well as a Championship ring in 2019.

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It is understandable that the two-time Pro Bowler was concerned about making a return to the training facility in Missouri. The COVID-19 pandemic is still wreaking havoc across America. More than 4.1+ million people have tested positive for the Coronavirus since February. In addition to that, the death count for the deadly virus stands at 148K as of July 26, 2020.

NFL players will undergo rigorous testing before they can join their teammates for full training activities. Players at the camp will have to test negative for COVID-19 twice in the span of five days before they can interact with teammates.

Mahomes won’t be joined by Super Bowl LIV winner and Chiefs offensive lineman, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. The Canadian-born star has opted out of participating in the 2020 NFL season. He will continue to serve as an orderly at a long-term care facility outside of Montreal.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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