The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVIII after a 25-22 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was instrumental in guiding Kansas City to the first back-to-back championship triumph since 2004 when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots won two Super Bowls in a row.
Having tasted glory in two consecutive seasons and winning his third Super Bowl MVP award, Mahomes is now hungry for more. The dynamic quarterback is aiming for a spectacular Super Bowl three-peat next season and said he would do whatever he could to make that happen.
Trying to Leave Their Mark on NFL History
Speaking about the possibility of a three-peat, Mahomes claimed that it would be legendary, as no team has done it yet. He said that only eight teams have won the NFL championship back-to-back, and they knew they had a great chance to do that this year. So, when they come back next season, Mahomes insisted they would have “the best mindset and try to do it again.”
The quarterback praised his teammates and coaches, saying they worked really hard so they could have their “stamp on NFL history” and he would never take winning the championship for granted.
Even though no team has won three NFL championships in a row, the Green Bay Packers did it from 1965 to 1967 in the pre-Super Bowl era. However, the structure and competitiveness of the league have changed a lot since then, and lifting the Vince Lombardi trophy on three consecutive occasions now is considered much more difficult than scoring a three-peat in the 1960s.
Coach Andy Reid Is Not Retiring
Coach Andy Reid was as optimistic as Mahomes when it came to the Chiefs’ prospects for next season. He confirmed that he would lead the team when the new season starts, meaning any talk that he might be retiring can now be filed under extremely unlikely.
Reid said that there would be a changeover on the team and that when that happens, there are always unexpected things. However, like Mahomes, he was confident the Chiefs can do the three-peat.
The coach told reporters that he spoke to Mahomes and asked him if a team had ever won three Super Bowls in a row and when the quarterback said no, Reid thought it would be great if they could be the first team that did it.
Mahomes Plays Football Like It Is Nothing, Says Coach
Reid also used the opportunity to give credit to Mahomes for everything he had done during the season, saying he made things look easy and even though he was playing up against some of the top athletes in the world, he looked like he was playing in his back yard, like it was nothing.
Still only 28, Mahomes has all the time in the world to create NFL history, and he wants to do that with Andy Reid as his coach. He said that Reid was “one of the best coaches of all time,” as he brought out the best in him.
Mahomes was grateful that Reid allowed him to play freely and didn’t try to make him someone else, claiming he wouldn’t be the same player if he didn’t have Reid as a coach.