Patrick Mahomes II is in a new and exclusive club. With his Kansas City Chiefs' 25-22 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII, he joins Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, and Tom Brady as the only five quarterbacks to win at least three Super Bowl titles. What's more, he's now only the third man to ever win three Super Bowl MVP awards joining Montana and Brady.
It was the second straight Super Bowl title for the Chiefs making them the first team to repeat as Super Bowl champs since New England in 2003-04. And at the heart of it all was Mahomes.
With the Chiefs unable to run the ball effectively, Mahomes had to take matters into his own hands completing 34 of 46 passes for 333 yards and two TDs including the game-winning score in overtime. However, it was a play Mahomes made with his feet that kept the game alive.
Trailing 22-19 in overtime, Mahomes faced a 4th-and-1 on the K.C. 34-yard line. That's when Mahomes faked a handoff and kept the ball around the right end for eight yards and a first down.
That was a key moment in a methodical game-winning drive that didn't see any play cover more than 19 yards, which also came via Mahomes' feet on 3rd-and-1 at the S.F. 31. In all, the final drive engineered by Mahomes covered 75 yards on 13 plays and took 7:22 to complete.
That was typical of the entire game for Mahomes and the K.C. offense. Dealing with a dominant 49ers defensive line, the Chiefs often found the sledding difficult as it took the Chiefs 79 plays to amass their 455 yards of total offense. That's an average of just 5.7 yards per play.
The ground game wasn't much of a help to Mahomes, either. Outside of his 66 yards on the ground, the rest of the Chiefs would manage only 64 yards rushing.
Thus, when the game was on the line, it was up to Mahomes to deliver. Of course, that's exactly the position Kansas City wants to be in.
On the final drive, Mahomes was 8-8 passing for 42 yards and a TD while rushing for 27 more yards. That's 69 of the 75 yards directly from the best player on the planet.
Mahomes continues to be the pride of Texas Tech. Without question the most visible Red Raider in the world, he is a flag bearer for the university and with each one of his professional accomplishments, the pride of West Texas and Texas Tech shines a bit brighter.
Congratulations to Patrick Mahomes II and the Chiefs on a third world championship in the last five years. Next year, they will attempt to be the first franchise in history to win three Super Bowls in a row. Given what we continue to see from Mahomes on the game's biggest stages, why would anyone bet against him doing what's never been done?