6'2'' / 225 lbs
Looking healthy at spring practice
Mahomes (ankle) has been participating in the first week of OTAs, PJ Green of Fox 4 Kansas City reports.
Mahomes played through the injury last winter and avoided surgery after the Super Bowl, but he revealed in mid-April that his ankle still wasn't quite back at full strength. Per Nate Taylor of The Athletic, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid used the term "100 percent" when discussing Mahomes' health Wednesday, noting that the quarterback is "going after it" and "doing a great job" working with his teammates. There's been some change to the wideout room for a second straight offseason, with JuJu Smith-Schuster moving elsewhere and the Chiefs adding second-round pick Rashee Rice and veteran Richie James. The biggest change is at offensive tackle, where veterans Donovan Smith and Jawaan Taylor were signed to replace Orlando Brown (Bengals) and Andrew Wylie (Commanders). It'll likely be a downgrade on the blindside with Smith replacing Brown, but Taylor is coming off a big year for Jacksonville and received the largest contract of the three this offseason despite being a right tackle. It's still a great setup for Mahomes, aided by an elite interior offensive line and future Hall of Famers at head coach and tight end.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Passing Stats||Rushing Stats||Advanced Passing Stats||Targets|
|1 @ARZ||Dome 99°||34.9||1st||-6.0||53.5||39||30||360||5||0||76.9||144.2||3||5||0||6||85%||33%||19%||51%||18%||31%|
|2 LAC||Outdoor 82°||17.3||13th||-4.0||52.5||35||24||235||2||0||68.6||106.3||2||-1||0||6||69%||50%||13%||46%||20%||31%|
|3 @IND||Dome 66°||17.1||11th||-4.5||50.5||35||20||262||1||1||57.1||78.5||4||26||0||5||63%||0%||20%||49%||17%||26%|
|4 @TB||Outdoor 75°||23.4||6th||2.5||44.5||37||23||249||3||1||62.2||97.7||4||34||0||6||70%||50%||21%||51%||8%||32%|
|5 LV||Outdoor 77°||30.5||3rd||-7.0||51.5||43||29||292||4||0||67.4||117.6||4||28||0||5||72%||50%||22%||58%||16%||23%|
|6 BUF||Outdoor 64°||19.6||6th||3.0||53.5||40||25||338||2||2||62.5||85.2||4||21||0||6||65%||33%||28%||40%||15%||33%|
|7 @SF||Outdoor 66°||26.9||3rd||-0.5||47.5||34||25||423||3||1||73.5||132.4||0||0||0||9||77%||100%||6%||56%||12%||27%|
|9 TEN||Outdoor 54°||34.1||2nd||-||46.5||68||43||446||1||1||63.2||80.9||6||63||1||5||74%||40%||6%||44%||18%||29%|
|10 JAC||Outdoor 33°||31.1||2nd||-9.0||50.5||35||26||331||4||1||74.3||129.6||7||39||0||8||83%||100%||31%||43%||29%||29%|
|11 @LAC||Outdoor 69°||27.5||1st||-5.0||50.5||34||20||329||3||0||58.8||120.8||4||23||0||9||62%||50%||26%||44%||3%||44%|
|12 LA||Outdoor 44°||18.4||12th||-15.5||43.5||42||27||320||1||1||64.3||85.4||4||36||0||6||67%||100%||9%||38%||19%||31%|
|13 @CIN||Outdoor 57°||19.8||5th||-2.5||51.5||27||16||223||1||0||59.3||98.2||2||9||1||5||63%||20%||29%||41%||15%||30%|
|14 @DEN||Outdoor 55°||19.8||9th||-9.0||43.5||42||28||352||3||3||66.7||86.6||3||-3||0||3||71%||0%||21%||43%||29%||29%|
|15 @HOU||Dome 50°||32.7||3rd||-14.0||49.5||41||36||336||2||0||87.8||117.1||5||33||1||3||90%||0%||25%||44%||22%||34%|
|16 SEA||Outdoor 12°||23.8||4th||-10.5||49.5||28||16||224||2||0||57.1||106.8||2||8||1||4||68%||50%||32%||46%||18%||32%|
|17 DEN||Outdoor 47°||25.5||4th||-12.5||43.5||42||29||328||3||1||69.0||106.1||4||8||0||5||71%||50%||24%||48%||19%||29%|
|18 @LV||Dome 55°||15.0||11th||-8.0||51.5||26||18||202||1||0||69.2||105.0||3||29||0||6||73%||25%||36%||46%||12%||35%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Passing Averages||Rushing Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Passing Stats||Rushing Stats||Advanced Passing Stats||Targets|
Expects to be full go for camp
Mahomes (ankle) said Monday that he "still isn't 100 percent," but he expects to be fully healthy for the start of training camp, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Mahomes avoided surgery following the Super Bowl win, but he's still working his way back to full health. "I'm happy with where I'm at," he said Monday. Mahomes continues to rehab throughout the week. Come Week 1, his ankle should be a non-issue.
Not too bothered by ankle
Mahomes (ankle) avoided offseason surgery and has been able to do most of his workouts this offseason, NFL.com's Christian Gonzales reports.
Shortly after winning his second Super Bowl ring, Mahomes said he didn't think the injury he'd been playing through would impact his availability for OTAs this spring. Coach Andy Reid provided another positive report in late March, furthering the notion that Mahomes will be cleared for full participation when the Chiefs begins on-field work May 22. The team's offseason workout program opens April 17, with the first phase limited to strength and conditioning, injury rehab and meetings. Notable departures since last season on the offensive side include WRs JuJu-Smith Schuster and Mecole Hardman, LT Orlando Brown (replaced by Jawaan Taylor) and OC Eric Bieniemy (replaced by Matt Nagy, who previously had the same role in 2016-17). Reid said he expects 2022 second-round pick Skyy Moore to handle a larger role this year, but the Chiefs also figure to add more talent to their WR room before Week 1 to make up for the offseason losses.
Agrees to amend contract
The Chiefs and Mahomes (ankle) agreed to restructure his contract Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
On the heels of his second Super Bowl title, Mahomes will have $12 million of his 2023 roster bonus converted into a signing bonus, creating $9.6 million in cap space for Kansas City. The team could use the flexibility after losing cogs like wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and safety Juan Thornhill in free agency. As the Chiefs roster currently stands, the top skill-position players are tight end Travis Kelce, running back Isiah Pacheco and wide receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kadarius Toney and Skyy Moore. As Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reported back on Feb. 13, Mahomes is aiming to be past the right high-ankle sprain that he sustained in the playoffs by the start of OTAs this spring.
To be ready for OTAs
Mahomes said Monday he doesn't expect his high-ankle sprain to impact his availability for OTAs, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Mahomes aggravated his lingering right ankle injury late in the second quarter of Sunday's 38-35 win over the Eagles, but that hurdle didn't prevent him from earning his second career Super Bowl MVP title, which he pairs with 2022 regular-season MVP honors. It's encouraging that the 27-year-old aims to be 100 percent by the start of this spring's offseason program, indicating the aggravation didn't carry significant complications. It will be interesting to monitor the Chiefs' personnel decisions this offseason, as key skill-position players like JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mecole Hardman (pelvis) and Jerick McKinnon are impending free agents, but regardless of how things shake out, Mahomes is a lock to come off the board as one of the elite fantasy options at quarterback in 2023.
Leads comeback Super Bowl win
Mahomes completed 21 of 27 passes for 182 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 38-35 Super Bowl win over the Eagles.
Mahomes and the Chiefs got off to a slow offensive start and entered halftime down 10 points. However, he led the team to a score on every possession in the final two quarters, a feat made more impressive by the fact that he was playing through an ankle injury that he aggravated late in the second quarter. Mahomes' touchdowns came from 18, five and four yards, and he was named the Super Bowl MVP for the second time in his career. Mahomes was also named the MVP of the regular season Thursday, and given that he is just 27 years old, he's likely to continue to add to his already impressive resume.
In clear for Super Bowl
Mahomes (ankle) doesn't have a designation ahead of Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles on Sunday.
Mahomes again was listed as a full participant on the final injury report for the Super Bowl, one day removed from winning his second NFL MVP award after throwing for a career-high 5,250 yards with 41 touchdowns in 17 games during the 2022 campaign. The Chiefs are expecting the six-year signal-caller to be able to handle most, if not all, of the team's offensive playbook, but James Palmer of NFL Network reported that Mahomes wanted to test out his right ankle a bit more on certain reps Friday and Saturday to ensure he was able to perform those plays without issue. With his status otherwise clear for Sunday, Mahomes will be attempting to lock down his second championship versus a Philadelphia defense that features the top pass rush and also picked off 17 passes during the regular season.
Stays full Thursday
Mahomes (ankle) practiced in full Thursday.
Mahomes now has been listed as a full participant on eight consecutive injury reports since sustaining a high right-ankle sprain during the Chiefs' divisional-round win against the Jaguars. On Wednesday, coach Andy Reid relayed to James Palmer of NFL Network that Mahomes was capable of handling nearly the entire offensive playbook. One day later, Dianna Russini of ESPN reported that Mahomes was dealing with merely some discomfort in the affected ankle. As such, Mahomes' availability isn't in question ahead of Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles on Sunday.
Another full practice Wednesday
Mahomes (ankle) was a full practice participant Wednesday.
As has been the case since suffering a right high-ankle sprain during the Chiefs' divisional-round win against the Jaguars, Mahomes continues to have no listed limitations on the practice field. Head coach Andy Reid spoke of Mahomes' health Wednesday, telling James Palmer of NFL Network that the quarterback now is able to handle approximately the entire offensive playbook. With that in mind, Mahomes again appears poised to enter the weekend without a designation for Super Bowl LVII versus the Eagles on Sunday.