Dec 30, 2020 8:21 PM

Chiefs to sit Mahomes, other starters Sunday against Chargers

Posted Dec 30, 2020 8:21 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs plan to rest the majority of their starters against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, choosing to risk a bit of rust over the danger of injury with the No. 1 seed and first-round playoff bye already secured.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid declined to say which starters would sit, though he did indicate veteran Chad Henne will start at quarterback and Matt Moore will likely be promoted from the practice squad.

That means it’s nearly certain Patrick Mahomes, who needs just 260 yards passing to reach 5,000 for the season, won't step foot on the field this week.

The Chiefs have their regular season finale against Los Angeles at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 2. Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m. central.