Consider this: Patrick Mahomes has started 36 games in the NFL. He won an MVP. He led the top-five scoring offense in NFL history. He led the fourth greatest comeback in NFL Playoff history.
I could go on and on highlighting the achievements, but his most significant performance came on a night when he was not at his very best.
Super Bowl LIV was shaping up to be a massive disappointment for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs trailed the San Francisco 49ers by 10 midway through the fourth quarter, and the record-setting quarterback was clearly off his game.
He had thrown two interceptions and did not seem in command against the league’s best defense.
However, if you are to be an all-time great, you must find a way to rise to the occasion even on a night when things aren’t going according to plan.
Mahomes did exactly that. Down 10, his miraculous 3rd-and-15 heave sparked the Kansas City offense.
The team responded with three consecutive touchdown drives, scoring 21 unanswered points to propel the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl in 50 seasons.
On a day in which Mahomes survived the onslaught of Niners defenders for three quarters, he still managed to put together one of the best comebacks in Super Bowl history.
The Chiefs and Mahomes became the first team in the history of the league to overcome three double-digit playoff deficits.
If that doesn’t scream special, what will?
Super Bowl LIV validates the idea that the NFL is going to be Patrick Mahomes’ league for a long, long time.
It’s impossible to say how many titles Mahomes will win throughout his career, but it’s a pretty safe bet to assume Super Bowl LIV won’t be the only one.