Las Vegas – In a thrilling overtime finish, Patrick Mahomes orchestrated a game-winning drive and secured his third Super Bowl MVP title, solidifying his place among the NFL’s elite.
Mahomes threw for 333 yards and added 66 rushing yards, propelling the Kansas City Chiefs to a dramatic 25-22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. This marks the Chiefs’ second consecutive Super Bowl championship and their third title in five years, with Mahomes leading the charge and claiming MVP honors in each.
“It means everything,” Mahomes exclaimed, holding the Lombardi Trophy aloft. “I’m incredibly proud of this team. This is legendary!”
Maintaining his perfect record at Allegiant Stadium, Mahomes outdueled the 49ers on their home turf. His final pass of the game sealed the victory, etching his name alongside Joe Montana for the second-most Super Bowl MVP awards, just two behind the legendary Tom Brady.
With the clock ticking down and the Chiefs trailing late in regulation, Mahomes did what he does best: engineer a clutch drive. He led the team on a 64-yard march, culminating in a game-tying field goal with mere seconds remaining. Undeterred, the 49ers took the lead in overtime, but Mahomes wouldn’t be denied. He orchestrated another masterful drive, capped by a game-winning 3-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman Jr. with just seconds left in the first overtime period.
“Mecole Hardman persevered through challenges this year,” Mahomes acknowledged, praising his teammate’s crucial contribution. “He’s truly special.”
Mahomes’ heroics extended beyond passing. He rushed for 27 critical yards on crucial fourth-down conversions during the final drive, showcasing his dual-threat prowess. Throughout the game, he completed 34 of 46 passes, earning a 99.3 passer rating. His performance capped a dominant playoff run where the Chiefs overcame the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, and Baltimore Ravens before conquering the 49ers.
As confetti rained down, Mahomes declared to the roaring crowd, “Kansas City, see you at the parade! Let’s do it again!”