Patrick Mahomes became the youngest player (28 years old) in NFL history to be named Super Bowl MVP three different times. He also just took a giant step towards becoming the greatest of all time after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday.
Along the way, Mahomes achieved something that not even Tom Brady accomplished, winning three Super Bowls after trailing by at least 10 points in each game. TB12 did it twice.
And if this testimony of his greatness is still difficult to assimilate, Mahomes has also managed to be the first human being on the planet to throw a touchdown pass in overtime in a Super Bowl, since when Brady’s New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime in the LI edition, the play that defined the triumph was a two-yard carry by James White. This time it was a three yarder from the aforementioned Mahomes to Mecole Hardman.
Patrick Mahomes on pace to surpass Tom Brady
It is a fact that Mahomes is still far from Brady’s seven Vince Lombardi Trophies and 35 playoff wins, but only TB12 and Joe Montana (16) have more postseason victories and rings.
And then we return to the thought that Mahomes still does not know what it feels like to be eliminated before the AFC Championship with two seasons remaining before he 30th birthday.
Mahomes completed 34 of 46 passes for 333 yards with two touchdowns and one interception to win Super Bowl MVP.