Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is reportedly "ahead of schedule" in his offseason rehab process as he recovers from offseason foot surgery.
The latest report on Mahomes' recovery comes from James Palmer of NFL Network, who tweeted that, according to a source, "Patrick Mahomes is ahead of schedule in his rehab and will participate in the #chiefs OTAs that start on May 25th. The thought right now is he will 'do some stuff' and will then be fully ready to go for training camp."
Mahomes had surgery to repair a turf toe shortly after the season, fixing the injury suffered in the divisional round of the playoffs against the Cleveland Browns.
On March 1, Chiefs general manager Brett Veach discussed Mahomes' timeline for return with the media, expressing a similar optimism to Friday's update.
"I’m just looking at my medical notes here, so Pat had his toe surgery on [Feb. 10], talking to Rick [Burkholder] late last week, it’s a three-month recovery, so we’re hopeful somewhere around that mandatory mini-camp if we have it," Veach said. "We certainly think by training camp he’ll be good to go, and we’ll be smart with him."
With the Chiefs' original timeline and Palmer's new report, there's no reason for anything but optimism for Mahomes' quick and complete recovery. Assuming Mahomes hits full-speed during training camp and gets a handful of reps in the preseason, his first meaningful game of the 2021 season will be against the Browns — the same team who he suffered the injury against in last year's playoff run.