Reid to rest some Chiefs starters vs. Chargers

2:09 PM ET

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the Kansas City Chiefs having clinched the AFC’s No. 1 playoff seed and a first-round playoff bye, coach Andy Reid said some starters wouldn’t play in Sunday’s final regular-season game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium.

Reid wasn’t specific about which players would be out of the lineup, saying he hadn’t decided on a plan. But he suggested backup quarterback Chad Henne would play instead of Patrick Mahomes.

“There’s a good chance you might see Chad somewhere in that game, if not the beginning then somewhere in there,” Reid said. “I’m not telling you it’s not the beginning. I’m sorting through all of it.”

After Sunday’s 17-14 win over the Atlanta Falcons to clinch the No. 1 seed, Mahomes said he had no preference about playing or not playing against the Chargers.

“I just trust in the coaches,” Mahomes said. “I’m going to be ready to go whenever that is. I’m going to be ready to try to win a football game. Coach Reid has done this a long time and (offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy) has done this a long time. All those guys have done

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