The Kansas City Chiefs lost Super Bowl LV because they couldn't protect Patrick Mahomes. More went into the loss, of course, but Kansas City's offense just couldn't get going as Mahomes was under fire all day, taking 3 sacks.
The Chiefs' offensive line was riddled with injuries, including to starting left tackle Eric Fisher, who was forced to watch the game from the sidelines while recovering from a torn Achilles. And according to Fisher himself, it was not an easy game to watch.
Fisher, who has since signed with the Indianapolis Colts, detailed his experience during his introductory press conference with his new team.
Sitting up in the stands, it was tough to watch, to know that the quarterback that I was protecting was running around there... It was tough to watch. I like being a consistent player, so to not be available to do that job for my team, it was tough. It just makes me want to get back and stay healthy and just continue to play high-level football for a team.- Eric Fisher
It's hard to blame him. Mahomes was sacked 3 times, but it could've easily been more. ProFootballFocus credited Tampa Bay's pass-rush with a whopping 44 pressures, compared to just 5 for Kansas City's defense. That Mahomes was only brought down 3 times is something of a mini-miracle.
The game seems to have motivated Fisher to get back on the field soon so that his new quarterback Carson Wentz doesn't suffer the same fate. But having torn his Achilles in late January, Fisher looks likely to miss a good chunk of the season.
For Wentz's sake, hopefully the former Pro Bowler can get back on the field soon.
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