The Kansas City Chiefs were in the building on Monday before players get a few days off for their first-round bye week. They’re the only team in the AFC to get a bye week as the No. 1 seed in the conference and they’ll look to take advantage with some extra preparation, rest and recovery.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes revealed how he plans to spend his time during the bye week. It all starts with getting a baseline understanding of the opponents they could possibly play in the divisional round.
“Yeah, the biggest thing for me, obviously, you don’t know for sure who you’re going to play,” Mahomes said. “So, what I’ll do, I’ll watch like a game or two of each team that we have a possibility of playing. Kind of each day, just try and get a general sense of the team without being too much of a deep dive. Luckily, two of the teams we have already played this year, so I have a general sense of them already.”
Those two teams — the Los Angeles Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars — are the teams with the two highest probabilities to play the Chiefs in the divisional round. Coming in at No. 3 is the Baltimore Ravens, who you can expect Mahomes and the coaching staff will spend some extra time on this week.
As for what else Mahomes has planned, you can expect he’ll be getting in his workouts. He plans to keep rested, but also stay active during the course of the week.
“(You) make sure you stay working out and stay moving around,” Mahomes said. “Not just sit on the couch all week. Then when we get ready to go the next week I just have to try and be prepared and ready to roll. So, just a little bit of (getting) off your feet and (resting), but you still move around enough so that your body is in good shape whenever you get to the first playoff game for us.”
With Sterling and Bronze, I’m certain Mahomes won’t have to worry about staying active during the bye week. We do know he’ll at least spend Monday evening on the couch, watching the College Football Playoff National Championship Game between TCU and Georgia.