February 26, 2024

Mecole Hardman didn’t know overtime rule, Patrick Mahomes had to tell him he won the game

Not everybody is aware of the NFL’s playoff overtime rules. And that features the participant who scored the game-ending landing in overtime of Super Bowl LVIII.

Chiefs large receiver Mecole Hardman, who caught the game-winning go from Patrick Mahomes in overtime, didn’t understand that the Chiefs had won the game. Mahomes stated on NFL Network after the game that he had to tell Hardman in the finish zone that they’d simply won.

“Can I tell a quick funny story? I threw a touchdown to this dude to end the game, and he had no idea,” Mahomes stated, along with his arm round Hardman. “I said, ‘Dude, we just won the Super Bowl.’ He had no idea. He didn’t even celebrate at the beginning.”

This was the first game performed underneath the new overtime guidelines for the playoffs, which assure each groups a possession even when the workforce that receives the kickoff scores the landing. By profitable this game, Hardman has a spot in historical past that he didn’t even understand he had secured, till Mahomes advised him.