Patrick Mahomes led a 13-play, 75-yard drive in overtime that ended with a three-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman. This victory marked the third time Mahomes has guided the Chiefs to a win in the Super Bowl, the second time against the 49ers, after falling behind by 10 points.
Mahomes demonstrated his ability to perform under pressure, leading the team to victory despite trailing by 10 points in the first half. His passing performance was impressive, with 34-of-46 for 333 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception on the first drive of the second half. But it wasn’t just his passing that won the game; Mahomes also made plays with his legs, including an eight-yard run to convert a crucial fourth down and a 19-yard run to convert a third down. By the end of the night, Mahomes had a team-high 66 rushing yards.
Looking ahead to the 2024 season, Mahomes will have another chance at becoming the first quarterback to win three straight Super Bowls. With his track record and skill set, it seems unlikely that anyone would bet against him achieving this historic feat.