NFL Playoffs Chiefs QB has passed concussion protocol
This year’s edition of the famous NFL Championship Sunday has arrived, as four teams – two each from the two Conferences – will face each other on Sunday night for a place in Super Bowl LV.
Tom Brady‘s Tampa Bay Buccaneers will travel take on Aaron Rodgers‘ Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game, while Patrick Mahomes‘ Kansas City Chiefs, the reigning Super Bowl champions, will host Josh Allen‘s Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship final.
Fortunately for NFL fans, but most likely not for ones of a Bills persuasion, Mahomes is out of the concussion protocol in record time and will be able to play against Buffalo. This means that a battle of the new generation of QBs can take place between the 2018 MVP and Allen, who has had a breakout season.
“I’ll be able to go out there and be myself,” Mahomes said after finding out that he can play on Sunday.
“This week has been a bunch of testing, but I went through what all four different doctors said. Everything looked well and I am out of it now.”
The Chiefs are looking to make their second straight Super Bowl and confirm to the rest of the league that they are the team to beat, while the Bills are looking to reach the final game of the season for the first time in 27 years.
Then, in the NFC matchup, two of the game’s greatest-ever QBs will come face to face in Brady and Rodgers. In his first year away from the New England Patriots, the 43-year-old Brady, a six-time Super Bowl champion, is trying to show that he can bring his winning mentality to Tampa, who won their only Vince Lombardi Trophy in 2002.
The 37-year-old Rodgers, meanwhile, will be looking to cement his legacy by securing a second Super Bowl ring, especially after a year in which the Packers drafted Jordan Love in the 2020 NFL Draft to potentially replace the two-time MVP.
Brady will have in mind that he has the chance of matching Kurt Warner, Peyton Manning and Craig Morton as the only players to reach a Super Bowl with two different teams, although his task has been made harder by the fact that he will be without wide receiver Antonio Brown. Only Manning lifted the famous trophy with two teams.
The Bucs will play the Packers at Lambeau Field at 21:05 CET on Sunday, and then the Bills will face the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium at 00:40 CET on Monday.