Cleveland Browns LB Mack Wilson Thankful After Patrick Mahomes Exits Concussion Protocol

by Quentin Blount

Cleveland Browns linebacker Mack Wilson took to social media earlier today to express his concern about Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

The Browns linebacker was responsible for the hit that knocked Patrick Mahomes out of Sunday’s AFC Divisional game. However, it’s clear that Wilson is rooting for the Chiefs quarterback to be good to go. With the AFC Championship Game between the Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, it’s perfect timing.

Wilson reacted to the news that Mahomes is increasingly likely to play Sunday on social media in a pretty cool way.

Wilson wrote on Twitter, “Prayer has been answered.. Go ball out 15! @PatrickMahomes ❤️🙏🏽”

Wilson defended himself after the game after he took some criticism for the hit he put on Mahomes. It seems pretty obvious that he didn’t want Mahomes to get hurt, and that he’s been rooting for the Kansas City quarterback to be ready to go to face the Bills.

Some of Wilson’s Cleveland teammates may not have impressed one Chiefs star with their conduct after the hit. It sure seems like there really isn’t anything to criticize Wilson for, though.

Mahomes Exits Concussion Protocol After Mack Wilson Hit

Mahomes made multiple trips to the medical tent last Sunday in the Chiefs’ Divisional Round Playoff game against the Browns. The first time was to have his ankle checkout out. And the second time, of course, was to be looked at for a concussion.

Mahomes was eventually able to run to the locker room for further evaluation. 

It was a sight no Kansas City fan wants to see: Patrick Mahomes hit hard and stumbling, unable to stand on his own. The play came in the 3rd quarter after Mahomes landed on his head in Sunday’s AFC Divisional Round playoff game between his Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns.

Mahomes was scrambling out of the pocket to his right when Wilson made the tackle on him. It appears that Wilson may have got his arms up around Mahomes’ neck area and the two came to the ground awkwardly. Mahomes then could be trying to stand on his own, however, he appeared to be visibly woozy and he needed some help from his teammates. The Chiefs training staff immediately made their way onto the field to look at the star quarterback.

Backup quarterback Chad Henne came in to help the Chiefs secure a win after Mahomes left the game.

Meanwhile, Mahomes was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday while going through concussion protocol and dealing with a toe injury.

But the Chiefs quarterback is ready to go. He told reporters he’s out of concussion protocol ahead of the AFC Championship Game.

“I’ll be able to go out there and be myself,” Mahomes said, via Nate Taylor of The Athletic.