Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes joins ranks of Tom Brady, Joe Montana after earning two league, Super Bowl MVPs

Super Bowl 57 saw the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs in a highly-anticipated battle at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Chiefs emerged victorious with a 38-35 win, securing their second Lombardi Trophy in the past four years. Leading the charge was quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was named Super Bowl MVP for the second time in his career.

Mahomes put on a show in the fourth quarter, proving himself to be a true Captain Comeback. His ability to lead his team to victory when they were down by 10 points in the second half is what connects him to the likes of Tom Brady, Joe Montana, and other great quarterbacks who have won multiple Super Bowls.

At 27 years old, Mahomes has already joined the likes of Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw, and Eli Manning, who also have two Super Bowl MVPs.

Mahomes also became the first player, quarterback or not, since Kurt Warner in the 1999 season to follow up a regular-season MVP with Super Bowl MVP. This puts him in the company of greats like Warner, Montana, Bradshaw, Starr, Emmitt Smith, and Steve Young. He is also the founding member of a club of players who have led the NFL in both passing yardage and passing touchdowns and won the Super Bowl.

Mahomes’ performance in Super Bowl 57 was one of the best by a quarterback, with a 21-of-27 passing record, 182 yards, three touchdowns, a 77.7 completion percentage, no sacks, and a 131.8 rating. He also had 44 yards rushing. Although he had a clean game, Mahomes was up against a tough opponent in Jalen Hurts, who threw for 301 yards and a touchdown and ran for a Super Bowl-record 70 yards and three touchdowns for a quarterback.

The big question now is how many more Super Bowls will Mahomes get to? Like Brady and Montana, he has already done it with two iterations of the same team, which makes him the biggest reason the Chiefs have gotten to and won two of the past four Super Bowls. Mahomes’ head coach, Andy Reid, says that Mahomes strives to be the greatest player ever and has his sights set on being the next GOAT.

With his talent and drive, it’s not hard to imagine Mahomes continuing to lead his team to Super Bowl glory for years to come.



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