Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has revealed that he is out of concussion protocol and ready to start Sunday's AFC title game against the visiting Buffalo Bills.
"I'll be able to go out there and be myself," said Mahomes, who practiced for the third consecutive day on Friday.
The celebrated quarterback exited last Sunday's divisional play-off against the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter and was replaced by Chad Henne, who finished out the 22-17 victory.
Mahomes told reporters on Friday that he had been evaluated by three doctors this week as he made his way through the concussion protocol.
The 25-year-old also said the toe injury that was bothering him against the Browns was "feeling a lot better".
The 2018 league MVP completed 21 of 30 passes for 255 yards and one touchdown against the Browns before sustaining a concussion on a tackle by linebacker Mack Wilson.
Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champions defeated the Bills earlier this season. He completed 21 of 26 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-17 victory at Buffalo in Week 6.