The Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals will take the field on Friday, August 20th in a matchup between two quarterbacks who could be the faces of the league for years to come. Below is a look at the latest news on who is likely to be available and unavailable leading up to game time.
Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray sat out last week, but he is set to make his preseason debut. For Kansas City, Patrick Mahomes threw two passes last week against the San Francisco 49ers. Neither player needs much work during the preseason, but it would be nice to watch them play in a nationally televised game Friday night.
Arizona running back James Conner was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, and Ito Smith was released. There is no word on whether Conner will make his debut with the Cardinals. The top Chiefs running backs played in last week’s game and should be available on Friday night.
DeAndre Hopkins and A.J. Green did not take the field in the first preseason game, and rookie playmaker Rondale Moore made an impact in his debut. Green returned to practice, so we’ll see if either make their debut. Kansas City wide receivers should have their top options at their disposal in this game.
Travis Kelce played in the first preseason game, and there are no injuries of concern at the position for the Chiefs. Arizona should have a full complement of tight ends as well.