The Kansas City Chiefs are getting ready to face off against the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl on February 11 in Las Vegas. There have been many situations surrounding the team as the big game approaches, like if pop star Taylor Swift will be able to attend, and Mahomes’ father Patrick Mahomes Sr. being arrested for a DWI. However, some big news came out regarding the health of two of their star players, who are trending towards missing the game due to injuries.
According to NFL analyst James Palmer, star offensive guard Joe Thuney and running back Jerick McKinnon are unlikely to play in the Super Bowl because of ongoing injuries. Thuney has been dealing with a pec strain that he suffered in the divisional matchup against the Buffalo Bills. The star lineman was unable to play in the AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens and seems to still be recovering from the injury.
McKinnon has been out with a core muscle injury, which he had surgery on a few weeks ago. There is a slim chance that he will be able to suit up for the Super Bowl, but it remains unlikely that he will see the field. McKinnon has been a dynamic playmaker for Kansas City, especially in the postseason the last couple of years, so his absence could affect the offensive scheme negatively, especially with starting running back Isiah Pacheco still being limited in practice.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) February 6, 2024
Kansas City Chiefs Dealing With Too Much Pressure?
There have been many situations going on surrounding the Chiefs leading up to the Super Bowl, and a lot of fans and analysts think that it could be too much pressure put on the team going into the big game. For starters, head coach Andy Reid has been involved in several rumors regarding his potential retirement after this season, which he has been declining since the rumors began. Even though Reid keeps on denying that these rumors are true, many analysts seem to keep pushing it onto the NFL world, which has led to many fans believing there is something that they do not know about the situation.
Another big issue that has come up is the arrest of Patrick Mahomes Sr., who was taken in for his third DWI this past weekend. The father of the star quarterback could miss his son’s fourth Super Bowl, which could impact Mahomes emotionally during the game. While all of these factors could play a role in creating too much pressure for the team to pull out a win, this Chiefs team has been resilient over the last few years, so if anyone could pull it off, it would be them.
Do you think that these rumors and injuries will be too much for the team to handle going into the Super Bowl. or will Kansas City block out all of the noise and win their third Championship in five years?
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