Kansas City Chiefs MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes and starting cornerback Bashaud Breeland both left Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns with concussions. The concussion protocol doesn’t have a set number of days, but both will have to progress through independent screening before suiting up in the AFC Championship Game.
Mahomes was tackled on an option play in the third quarter. When he went to the ground, the Browns’ linebacker still had his arm around Mahomes’s neck, and the QB’s head was driven into the turf. His bell clearly rung, it took him a second to get off the ground and he was woozy on his way to the sideline. He was able to jog to the locker room under his own power after his evaluation in the medical tent.
Breeland was injured later in the game. He has started 11 games for the Chiefs this year, intercepting two passes and finishing the year with 68 tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.