KC Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes misses OTAs for charity event
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was not present Thursday for the third day of organized activities for the team.
But his absence from the “OTA” volunteers at the Chiefs’ Kansas City training center was unrelated to his recovering toe: the star quarterback was hosting a charity golf tournament.
As for what he may have been able to do on the pitch over the past two days, the Chiefs have failed to restrain Mahomes’ surgically repaired toe.
“He did it all,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “He was thoroughly. “
Reid said Mahomes continues to work with head athletic coach Rick Burkholder as part of the rehabilitation process as the Chiefs’ offense has focused more on passing play than running play.
And so far, all is well for Mahomes, who hasn’t been asked much to run during team drills.
“We don’t play the ball a lot in this thing, so it’s good that way,” said Reid. “His toe worked really well. “
Mahomes having no clear restrictions on the training ground, it is clear that the Chiefs are comfortable with his recovery process, which the appellant said in late April was “ahead of schedule” .
Mahomes then said he hoped to “do a few things by the end of the offseason”, and the initial hope was that he would train without limitation by training camp.
Waiting for camp is apparently no longer a long-term goal, given Reid’s description of Mahomes’ level of involvement in the first three days of fieldwork.
The Chiefs have two more weeks of OTA, June 1-3 and June 8-11, before concluding Phase III of their off-season training program with a mandatory three-day minicamp from June 15-17.
The team will then take a little over a month’s break before training camp, which is scheduled for late July.
As it stands, and barring a setback, Mahomes should be clear to participate in all of that off-season training before the pads enter training camp.
This story was originally published May 27, 2021 13:53.