The Kansas City Chiefs kicked off Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Tuesday. Patrick Mahomes was present and participating in OTAs following offseason surgery.
Mahomes had surgery earlier this offseason to repair the turf toe injury that hampered him throughout the playoffs. He was spotted wearing a walking boot around Easter but shed the boot just a few days later. By mid-April, Mahomes told reporters that he was “ahead of schedule” in his recovery from surgery, but that’s an easy thing to say. The real test was always going to be offseason training and how much he would be able to accomplish ahead of training camp.
On Friday, ahead of the Chiefs’ first OTA practice, NFL Network’s James Palmer reported that Mahomes would participate in practices to an extent. On Wednesday, the team shared a short clip of Mahomes throwing from practice, providing a first look at Mahomes in action since his offseason surgery.
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Now, this doesn’t appear to be from any sort of team drill and it’s still unclear if Mahomes is participating in full. The good news is that he’s been cleared to resume throwing and likely more activities. It seems as if he’s a lot closer to being 100% than many thought he would be at this point of the offseason program. At the point of his surgery, training camp was the goal. Now, it seems like it’ll just be a matter of ensuring that he doesn’t do too much and remains healthy throughout Phase 3 of the offseason program.