Mahomes can do “anything in the game plan” – Reid

Andy Reid’s claim that Patrick Mahomes can do “anything in the game plan” despite his ankle sprain will boost confidence that the Kansas City Chiefs can prevail in Super Bowl LVII, but their head coach doesn’t want to be distracted by talk of a dynasty.

Mahomes has led the Chiefs back to the biggest podium despite suffering a high ankle sprain in the Division Round victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Reid and his star quarterback have faced lingering questions about his physical fitness, which Mahomes seemingly won’t put any restrictions on at State Farm Stadium on Sunday as the Chiefs look to reclaim the Lombardi Trophy with a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, who last won it in Super League. Bowl LIV at the end of the 2019 season.

“Yeah, so he’s doing really well with his ankle,” Reid said at his Wednesday press conference.

“We had a quick workout a few days ago and he was moving well. He can really do just about anything, at least everything in the game plan we asked him to do. I think he’ll be fine today.”

Mahomes, for his part, insists he won’t have a full picture of what he’ll be able to do until he takes the field in Glendale, Arizona.

“I don’t think you’ll know exactly until you get to game day,” Mahomes said. “I’m definitely in a better place. I can definitely move around better than I did last week or two weeks ago.

“So just try to continue with the treatment and rehabilitation and get as close to 100 per cent as possible and then rely on some adrenaline to help me push a little extra when I’m on the pitch.

“It will definitely be better, more mobile, definitely be able to move a little bit better, and then we’ll see on game day how close I can be to 100 per cent.”

Sunday’s clash marks the Chiefs’ third Super Bowl appearance in four seasons, with Kansas City losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV a year after their victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

However, Reid doesn’t give a second thought to his team’s place in NFL history.

“I’m not really into that,” Reid replied when asked if the Chiefs could be labeled a dynasty.

“I’ll let you handle that. It’s important in our world as coaches and players that you try to get better every day.

“You’re only as good as your last game, or your next game I should say. We aim to focus on this thing and try not to worry about all those things.

“That’s good when you retire, kind of like ‘hey they said we were a dynasty’, but right now we’re not letting that get in here [pointing at head]stay away from that.”

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