What Happened to Kansas City Quarterback Patrick Mahomes?

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback was injured in a game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. Here’s what we know so far about his condition.

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Introduction

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was near-perfection during the first half of Monday night’s game against the Denver Broncos. He completed 22 of his 25 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns, staking the Chiefs to a commanding 28-6 lead at halftime.

But things went south for Mahomes and the Chiefs in the second half. Mahomes was intercepted twice in the third quarter, leading to 10 points for the Broncos. And in the fourth quarter, he threw another pick-six, this time to Denver linebacker Von Miller, that effectively sealed the Broncos’ 27-23 come-from-behind victory.

So what happened to Mahomes? How did he go from looking like an MVP candidate in the first half to looking like a liability in the second half?

There are a few possible explanations. First, it’s worth noting that Mahomes was playing on a short week after throwing for 316 yards and three touchdowns in a Week 6 win over the Buffalo Bills. It’s possible that he was simply tired in the second half against the Broncos.

It’s also possible that Mahomes was feeling the effects of an ankle injury he suffered early in Monday night’s game. He appeared to injure his right ankle when he was tackled by Denver defensive end Shelby Harris after throwing an incomplete pass on Kansas City’s opening drive.

Early Life and Career

Patrick Mahomes II was born in Tyler, Texas, on September 17, 1995 to Randi Mahomes and Pat Mahomes. His father was a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for eleven seasons, most notably for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, and Chicago Cubs. His mother was a high school teacher. When Patrick was young, his family moved around frequently due to his father’s baseball career. He lived in several places including Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Missouri. Growing up, he played both basketball and football. However, he eventually decided to focus on football and became a star quarterback in high school.

After high school, Mahomes attended Texas Tech University where he played for the Red Raiders football team from 2014 to 2016. He became the starting quarterback during his freshman year and led the team to several victories. He also set numerous NCAA records during his time atTexas Tech University. In 2016, he decided to forgo his senior year of college and declare himself eligible for the NFL Draft.

The 2017 Season

The 2017 season was a breakout year for Patrick Mahomes. He took over as the starter in Week 17 and led the Chiefs to a come-from-behind win over the Denver Broncos. In his first full season as a starter, Mahomes threw for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns, both of which were single-season records for the Chiefs. He was named the NFL MVP and led the team to a 12-4 record and a divisional playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts.

The 2018 Season

In the 2018 season, Mahomes played in all 16 games for the Chiefs and led the NFL in passing yards (5,097) and touchdown passes (50), becoming the first player in league history to throw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in a single season. He was named the NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year. The Chiefs finished the regular season with a 12-4 record, clinching the AFC West division title and a playoff berth. In the AFC Wild Card game against the Indianapolis Colts, Mahomes threw for 278 yards and a touchdown in a 31-13 victory. In the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the New England Patriots, he threw for 352 yards and four touchdowns as the Chiefs won 37-31 in overtime. The win sent them to their first AFC Championship Game appearance since 1994. However, they were defeated by the Patriots, who went on to win Super Bowl LIII.

The 2019 Season

In the 2019 season, Mahomes started in all 16 games. He completed 311 out of 484 attempts for 3,890 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also rushed for 218 yards and two touchdowns. Despite his impressive stats, the Chiefs struggled throughout the season and ended with a record of 8-8.

The 2020 Season

In 2020, Mahomes started the season off with a five-touchdown performance in a 34-20 win over the Houston Texans. The following week, he led the team to a come-from-behind victory against the Los Angeles Chargers, throwing for383 yards and four touchdowns.

After a bye week, Mahomes and the Chiefs defeated the Baltimore Ravens 34-20. In that game, Mahomes became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career passing yards. The Chiefs then defeated the Cleveland Browns 22-17 on Monday Night Football.

The next week, Mahomes led the Chiefs to another come-from-behind victory, this time against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After trailing 27-10 in the third quarter, Mahomes threw for341 yards and three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning touchdown with just under two minutes remaining. With that win, Mahomes became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 or more yards in eight consecutive games.

The Chiefs then closed out the regular season with wins over the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. In those two games combined, Mahomes threw for 615 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Conclusion

In conclusion, we do not know exactly what happened to Patrick Mahomes. We do know that he was injured during the game and that he is now out for the season. We also know that the Kansas City Chiefs are a very good team and they will still be able to compete without him.

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