Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a thrilling 25-22 Super Bowl victory over the 49ers with a 13-play, 75-yard drive that ended in a three-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman. Despite being down by 10 points in the first half, Mahomes showcased his ability to perform under pressure and guide the team to victory.
This marked the third time Mahomes had led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl win, and the second time against the 49ers. Shortly after his pass to Hardman, Mahomes was named MVP of the game for the third time. He finished with an impressive stat line of 34-of-46 for 333 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception on the first drive of the second half.
Mahomes also made plays with his legs, including an eight-yard run that converted a crucial fourth down and a 19-yard run that converted a third down. By night’s end, he had racked up a team-high 66 rushing yards. This combined performance proved too much for the 49ers’ defense.
Looking ahead to next season, Mahomes will have another chance at history as he tries to become just the second quarterback ever to win three straight Super Bowls. With his track record of success and impressive skill set on both passing and running fronts, it seems impossible that anyone would bet against him achieving this historic feat in 2024.