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Patrick Mahomes Could Return in Less Than Three Weeks

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 17:  Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs the offense against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on October 17, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Everyone lost when Patrick Mahomes went down with a knee injury after a QB sneak last week. Even if you're a diehard fan of an AFC West team, you can't help but admit that Mahomes is probably one of the three most exciting players to watch in this league, and we've all been robbed of his ridiculous highlights by this injury.

But things turned out okay, as Mahomes was only slated to be out about four to six weeks following the injury. Now, Adam Schefter reports he could be back in even less time than that.

Mahomes probably won't come back in three weeks, if only because the Chiefs won't rush him. The worst-case scenario is that they're rolling into that November 18 game at 4-5, and while that's not ideal, Kansas City is smart enough to know they're playing the long game here. Winning a few extra games and making the playoffs this year isn't worth risking the long-term health of their franchise quarterback.

Still, if he's healthy, he'll play. We'll all be keeping an eye on the 18th as it approaches.