February 20, 2024

Patrick Mahomes already thinking three-peat

Patrick Mahomes nonetheless wore his soiled jersey, grass-and-sweat stained because the celebration continued within the locker room. He had barely accomplished his third Super Bowl title, and his second in a row, earlier than thinking about doing one thing that has by no means been executed within the Super Bowl period.

“I’m going to celebrate tonight. I’m going to celebrate at the parade,” Mahomes stated postgame. “Then, I’ll do whatever I can to be back in this game next year and try to go for that three-peat. It’s an ongoing thing in the NFL. Once you win that championship, you have those parades and you get those rings, and then you’re not the champ anymore. You have to come back with that same mentality.

“I’ve learned from guys like [Tom] Brady who have been the greatest of all time, at the top of the level. That’s my mindset. I’m going to celebrate with my guys for how we’ve done this, but then we’re going to work our way to get back to this game next year.”

The Chiefs grew to become the primary staff to repeat since Brady’s Patriots in 2003-04 after Mahomes went 8-for-8 for 42 yards and a landing on the game-winning drive in extra time. Mahomes additionally ran for 27 yards and two first downs on two carries, together with a fourth-down run.

He was chargeable for 69 of the staff’s 75 yards on the drive.

“I think the biggest thing for me is the way we did it,” Mahomes stated of profitable back-to-back titles. “The battle throughout the middle of the season, the continue to have that mindset of ‘we’re going to continue to believe.’ It truly is special. I’m going to try to stop getting down 10 points in these games and make them a little bit easier, but I was proud of how the guys fought.”

Brady has seven championships. Mahomes has three, profitable the MVP award in all three.

If he’s not already within the dialog for best of all time, Mahomes could be this time subsequent 12 months if he’s capable of do one thing that has by no means been executed, not even by Brady.