The Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes avoided an absolute disaster coronavirus scare late last week.
With the Super Bowl only a few days away, Kansas City Chiefs fans are dreaming of the team winning the title in back-to-back years. However, the team was almost hit with a worst-case scenario leading up to the big game.
It’s been revealed that more than 20 Chiefs were set to get a haircut on Sunday from a team barber. However, that barber tested positive for the coronavirus, and the team pulled the plug on all the cuts as soon as they found out. Patrick Mahomes was among the players ready to get his cut from that barber.
Patrick Mahomes nearly came in close contract with a positive COVID-19 case
Imagine had Mahomes ended up getting his haircut as scheduled? Not only would there have been the risk of him picking up the virus, but he also would have been considered a ‘close contact’ even if he would have tested negative.
Such has been the case for center Daniel Kilgore, who was reportedly in the middle of his haircut when the team found out the barber had tested positive. Kilgore has tested negative for the virus, but has to stay home the rest of the week because of the rules. Should he continue to test negative, however, he’ll be able to return to the team on Saturday and play in the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Again, think if this was Mahomes. Here’s your $502 million quarterback, and he was nearly put in a position where he’d potentially be at risk of playing in the Super Bowl because of a haircut. Chiefs fans must be thanking their lucky stars that Mahomes wasn’t put in danger.
In what’s been an incredibly strange year in the NFL, this latest Chiefs-haircut drama only makes things worse. Goodness.