Moments after leading the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl LVIII, quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named the MVP of the Super Bowl on Sunday. Mahomes also led a winning scoring drive in overtime.
Super Bowl LVIII had its fair share of drama with the Chief behind and requiring a field goal to take it to overtime. The Grim Reaper had a singular mindset when his team’s defence held the 49ers to a field goal on the opening possession of overtime.
Mahomes said, “Our mindset was: Go win the game right here,” and added, “Once we got that ball — we fell short in regulation, we’re not going to do that again. We’re going to go out there and win the game.”
“After Mahomes led the Chiefs 75 yards in 13 plays – including his running for 27 yards on a pair of carries, on fourth-and-1 and third-and-1 conversions during the drive – he hit receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. for a 3-yard, walk-off score with three seconds on the clock to give the Chiefs a 25-22 victory,” said ESPN.
Not just the Chief and Mahomes, who is 28 years old, won their third Super Bowl in 5 years but Mahomes was awarded his third Super Bowl MVP which now levels him with the Hall of Famer Joe Montana for 2ns most Super Bowl MVPs behind just Tom Brads who has 5 Super Bowl MVP to his name.
In the match against the 49ers, Mahomes threw for 333 yards while completing 34 of 46 attempts with two touchdown passes and an interception for a 99.3 passer rating, and ran for 66 more yards.
Andr Reid who is Chiefs’ coach said, “The offense persevere,” and added, “That last drive was a thing of beauty.”
The Chiefs are now the first team in the NFL to be back-to-back winners since the New England Patriots in 2004-05.
This Super Bowl, Mahomes was able to continue his undefeated streak at the Allegiant Stadium having beaten the Las Vegas Raiders four times on their home field since it opened in 2020.
Travis Kelce, Cheifs’ tight end said, “I guess at this point, I take it for granted, but I know we’re in every single game I’ve ever played in with him, no matter what the score is, no matter how much time is left,” as he confirmed that Mahomes entered the huddle on that drive and said, “Let’s go win this thing.
“That guy’s got magic in his right arm, man, and he can just — he found ways to propel us, even with his legs, as you saw today.”
Mahomes said, “I got brought into this culture. Alex Smith was leading the team. They had the pieces in place and Coach Reid has been the ultimate leader and I got brought in and I just trying to exemplify that, and he keeps pushing to be even better.
“He brings out the best in me because he lets me be me. I think that’s important. He’s not trying to make me anyone else.
I don’t think I’m the quarterback that I am if I didn’t have Coach Reid as my coach. He wants you to be the best person you can be.”