Mahomes was injured Oct. 17 at Denver in Kansas City’s win over the Broncos but was able to practice Wednesday and Thursday in a limited capacity. Head coach Andy Reid said Friday the Chiefs would instead give Matt Moore the start in a primetime game at Lambeau Field, affording Mahomes more time to recover from his injury.
Reid said Mahomes “just wasn’t ready” and pointed to the original projection of about three weeks for the quarterback to be healthy. Reid said the team would discuss on Monday Mahomes’ Week 9 availability — the Chiefs play the Minnesota Vikings next week (Nov. 3).
The 2018 NFL MVP has 2,180 passing yards with 15 touchdowns this season.
Moore will start for the first time since the 11th game of the 2017 season for the Miami Dolphins.
He relieved Mahomes at Denver and went 10 of 19 passing for 117 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown to Tyreek Hill.
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