Will Titans face Chiefs with Patrick Mahomes in Week 10?
With Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes returning to practice on Wednesday, it looks like the Tennessee Titans won’t avoid the star quarterback.
As if things couldn’t get any worse for the Tennessee Titans, it now looks like they’ll have to take on the Kansas City Chiefs with quarterback Patrick Mahomes at the helm.
When Mahomes dislocated his kneecap in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos, there were doubts that the star QB would even play for the rest of the season, let alone be ready for the Week 10 matchup with the Titans.
Well, not so fast. After sitting out the last two weeks while recovering from his knee injury, Mahomes looks on track to play Sunday.
On Wednesday, Mahomes was a full participant in practice for the first time since his injury, according to ESPN’s Adam Teicher.
Head coach Andy Reid said the plan was to see how Mahomes’ knee responds to practice during the week, but said the Chiefs “won’t put him out there unless it’s safe to do so,” which still technically leaves his status up in the air.
However, if he continues to stay on this course without any hiccups, Mahomes is likely going to play.
Even without Mahomes on the field, the Titans were going to have their hands full. Backup quarterback Matt Moore has played well in Mahomes’ absence, and the Chiefs have a slew of offensive weapons that make them extremely dangerous no matter who is behind center.
Adding to the Titans’ issues, cornerback Malcolm Butler was recently placed on injured reserve and is out for the season with a broken wrist, meaning Tennessee will have to defend against an offensive juggernaut without one of its best corners.
In Butler’s place, the Titans will deploy fellow corner LeShaun Sims, who is a significant downgrade from the former Pro Bowler.