The Chiefs have activated running back Jerick McKinnon from injured reserve, despite Andy Reid expressing doubts about his ability to play in time for Super Bowl LVIII. Although there is a slim chance, McKinnon will be eligible to play against the 49ers on Sunday. However, whether or not he will actually take the field remains uncertain, as he has been limited in practice due to a groin injury and is labeled as questionable to play.
Throughout the season, McKinnon has had 21 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown, as well as 25 catches for 192 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games. Last year, he played a key role in the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win, with four carries for 34 yards and three catches for 15 yards. Notably, he made a strategic play by sliding to a stop at the Philadelphia 2-yard-line to allow the Chiefs to run out most of the clock before Harrison Butker’s game-winning field goal.
In addition to McKinnon’s activation, Kansas City has also activated wide receiver Skyy Moore from injured reserve this week, adding depth to their roster for the upcoming game.