Patrick Mahomes Says He Wants to Win the Super Bowl For This 1 Person
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes might be the most unselfish player in the NFL. Mahomes would be thrilled to get a win when his team faces the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl this year. But the NFL MVP says that he really wants to win the big game for his coach, Andy Reid, over everyone else.
Mahomes opens up about winning the Super Bowl
As the Chiefs prepare to take on the 49ers, Patrick Mahomes opened up about what winning the Super Bowl would mean to him and his teammates. While Mahomes would love to win the Super Bowl for himself, he really wants to win it for his coach.
“I would probably be happier for him, for sure,” Mahomes stated. “I’ll be pretty happy, too, for myself.”
At 24 years old, Mahomes is one of the youngest players to lead his team to the Super Bowl in the history of the league. This is only Mahomes’ second season as a starting quarterback, but he knows that going to the Super Bowl is something that doesn’t happen every year.
Patrick Mahomes enjoyed a stellar game in the AFC Championship. He led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl in 50 years with three touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown against the Tennessee Titans.
With those numbers, it would be easy for Mahomes to take all the credit for his team’s success. But being the humble star that he is, Mahomes had nothing but good things to say about Reid’s coaching skills.
Patrick Mahomes praises Reid’s hard work
According to Pro Football Talk, Mahomes admitted that it would be pretty amazing to win the Super Bowl. But he also understands that getting this far takes a lot of hard work, from the players and coaches alike.
When it comes to Reid, Mahomes revealed that his coach puts in a lot of hard work on a daily basis. As a player, Mahomes is grateful for Reid’s dedication and believes that winning the Super Bowl is the only way to pay him back.
“The work that he has put in every single day, everywhere he’s been he’s had success, so we want to get him that Super Bowl, but we understand it’s a process,” Mahomes shared. “First off we’ve got to come in, have a great practice today, play great this weekend, and then try to give ourselves a chance to try to get in that game and try to get ourselves that trophy.”
Patrick Mahomes, of course, lived up to those expectations and led the Chiefs to a victory over the Titans. They still have one more game to win before they can declare themselves champions, but they are definitely in a good position.
Reid has been an NFL coach for the 21 seasons. He has 207 wins under his belt, which is the most for a coach who has never won a Super Bowl.
Inside Reid’s second Super Bowl run
This is actually the second time Reid has led a team to the Super Bowl. Back in 2005, Reid coached the Philadelphia Eagles to the NFL’s biggest game with Donovan McNabb at the helm.
The Eagles lost to the New England Patriots by a field goal, and Reid never returned to the Super Bowl with that franchise. The Eagles fired Reid after the 2012 season.
The Chiefs hired Reid in 2013 and he has been very successful in turning the team around. Last year, the Chiefs made it to the NFC Championship, where they barely lost to the Patriots.
Reid and his team will have a few weeks to prepare for the 49ers, who beat the Green Bay Packers to punch their ticket to the Super Bowl. Both teams are fairly evenly matched, so it is anyone’s guess who will come out on top.
Patrick Mahomes dishes on his rushing TD
Mahomes is all about praising his coach, but there is no denying his ability to make amazing plays. Throughout their playoff run, Mahomes has risen to the occasion and there is a good argument to be made that he is the best quarterback in the league.
During their game against the Titans, for example, the Chiefs were down 17-7 before mounting a huge comeback in the second quarter. Mahomes’ 27-yard touchdown run put the Chiefs ahead at half-time and they never looked back.
“I haven’t run that far since high school, I don’t think,” Mahomes recalled after the game.
Mahomes will have his work cut out for him against the 49ers, but there is no denying that the Chiefs are ready for whatever comes their way. Hopefully, Patrick Mahomes can come through one more time and give Reid the Super Bowl victory he deserves.