Commentary: Super Bowl-bound Patrick Mahomes and the NFL's progress on concussions

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who might well be the NFL’s most exciting player, took a snap during the third quarter of a close divisional playoff game Jan. 17 against the Cleveland Browns. Mahomes ran right then darted forward. He was stopped just short of a first down. It was a clean tackle, but Mahomes’ helmet smashed forehead-first against the turf. He didn’t get up. He stayed on the ground for six seconds. When he finally stood, a woozy Mahomes pitched over into the arms of a lineman. Two trainers assisted Mahomes off the field. It was a telltale concussion. “He is absol…

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