"I think I’m progressing well. I think I’m ahead of schedule, myself. Obviously, they’re trying to be cautious and not push me out there too soon. But I’m doing what I can," Mahomes said Monday, according to Pro Football Talk's Myles Simmons.
The talented signal-caller went under the knife shortly after Super Bowl LV due to a turf toe injury that bothered him throughout the playoffs. Mahomes' initial diagnosis involved several months of recovery, but he is hopeful he will get some on-field work in the coming months.
"I’m trying to get back on the field and get that stuff working. So, I’m sure they’ll keep me along that same pathway so that I can hopefully do some stuff by the end of the offseason," he added.
Head coach Andy Reid also lauded the quarterback's progress during Monday's press conference. Reid previously said he was optimistic Mahomes would be ready to go by training camp.
"Pat’s doing tremendous, getting great flexibility in that toe," Reid said.
"He’s worked his tail off. Not a real fun thing to do with that, it seems like a small thing, but that toe is rather large and stiff before the surgery and after the surgery. So he’s really worked hard at getting that right."
Mahomes threw for 4,740 yards and 38 touchdowns during the 2020 season, leading the Chiefs to a second-straight Super Bowl appearance.