Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates after throwing the winning touchdown to wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. (12) during overtime against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes wins third Super Bowl MVP award

Leading Kansas City to a thrilling 25-22 overtime win against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won his second straight Super Bowl MVP award and third overall on Sunday night in Las Vegas.

Guiding the Chiefs to back-to-back titles and their third in the past five seasons, the 28-year-old Mahomes joins Joe Montana as three-time winners, trailing only Tom Brady, who won the award five times.

With the Chiefs trailing 22-19 in overtime, Mahomes engineered a 13-play, 75-yard drive and tossed the game-winning 3-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman with three seconds left. Mahomes finished 34-of-46 passing for 333 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also led Kansas City in rushing with 66 yards on nine carries.

En route to the Super Bowl, Mahomes led the Chiefs to road wins over the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens, his first playoff games away from Arrowhead Stadium.

In addition to earning three Super Bowl titles and three Super Bowl MVP awards, Mahomes has been the NFL MVP twice and the Offensive Player of the Year once. He is also a six-time Pro Bowl selection in his six seasons as a starter.

–Field Level Media

Oct 16, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) hugs Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) after a game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Mahomes on exchange with Josh Allen: ‘We’re all good’

Patrick Mahomes said Wednesday that he has reached out to Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen to discuss his comments following the Kansas City Chiefs’ 20-17 loss to the Bills this past weekend.

“I talk to Josh a lot. We’re all good,” the Chiefs quarterback said. “But I’ll keep those conversations to ourselves.”

Mahomes admittedly was hot under the collar after Kansas City wide receiver Kadarius Toney’s apparent go-ahead touchdown with 1:12 remaining in Sunday’s game was negated by an offside call.

Mahomes vented his frustration at the officials and was captured on camera telling Allen: “Wildest (expletive) call I’ve ever seen. Offensive offsides on that play, man. (Expletive) terrible.”

Allen confirmed on Wednesday that Mahomes reached out to him after the exchange.

“It’s football. It’s a game of emotion,” Allen said. “I know he didn’t mean anything by it, and I know the cameras caught the last few seconds of what we were talking about. He’s an ultimate competitor, and he wants to win. That’s why he is who he is.”

Mahomes changed his tune on Monday, telling 610 Sports Radio that his actions were “not a great example for kids watching the game.”

Mahomes also was asked Wednesday if he’s checked in with Toney and the other wide receivers.

“All the receivers know I believe in them,” Mahomes said. “That’s just kind of how I roll. If you’re in this locker room and I see how hard you work, I’m going to trust in you in big moments, and I’m going to give you chances to go out there and make plays. From everything I know, their mindset seems like it’s in a good spot and they just want to go out there and continue to get better and better. I can see that by how hard they’re working.”

Mahomes then shared a specific message for Toney.

“Just be you man. … You make one mistake, that’s not gonna define you. It’s gonna be how you respond to that mistake,” Mahomes said.

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Jul 12, 2023; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes arrives on the red carpet before the 2023 ESPYS at the Dolby Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Mahomes touts No. 1 ranking in early arrival to KC camp

Patrick Mahomes wore white-framed shades, a backpack, rolled two knee-high suitcases and brought a No. 1-ranked show to Chiefs training camp.

“I told you there was a lot of cussing,” Mahomes said with a wry smile, touting “Quarterback,” the smash documentary series on Netflix.

Mahomes reported along with other quarterbacks and rookies Tuesday to begin training camp at Missouri Western State in St. Joseph, Mo., where Kansas City begins defense of its Super Bowl title. To remain the NFL’s top-ranked show, the Chiefs have a lot of boxes to check over the next several months.

While Mahomes was part of a whirlwind offseason that includes golf tournament appearances and ESPY Award wins, head coach Andy Reid was plotting how to return to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.

“Some people read novels, I look at plays,” Reid said Tuesday.

The Chiefs appeared in three of the past four Super Bowls, but legacy has become a buzzword for Mahomes, the 2022 NFL MVP.

“The theme this year is how can we keep building? You want to continue and build, not be satisfied with what we did last year and see if we can take that next step,” he said.

Mahomes isn’t worried about resting on his laurels because of what he anticipates Reid and offensive coordinator Matt Nagy might have up their sleeves. Reid works overtime, he admits, to keep Mahomes on his toes and offers curveballs in practice and game film to prevent establishing a routine as “normal” preparation.

Mahomes said he’s “in a good spot” physically, fully recovered from the ankle injury that dogged him during the playoffs.

“We have a special group that can kind of carry out a legacy,” Mahomes said. “We’ve got the right guys, we’ve just got to go out there and do it.”

–Field Level Media

Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (right) and tight end Travis Kelce celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Kelce to Ja’Marr Chase: Don’t disrespect Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce came to the defense of Patrick Mahomes after he felt his quarterback was disrespected by Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.

Kelce said he understood Chase taking up for his own quarterback Joe Burrow when asked to name the best player in the NFL. Kelce, however, took issue with the wideout’s “Pat who?” comment this week on his “New Heights” podcast that he co-hosts with his brother, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce.

“I thought it was a little bold,” Travis Kelce said. “(Mahomes) is a two-time league MVP, two-time Super Bowl MVP. To say ‘Pat who?’ is like I don’t know.”

“(A) little disrespectful,” Jason Kelce said.

“It is what it is, dog. Who doesn’t love some good locker room banter, man?” Travis Kelce said. “Shoutout to Ja’Marr Chase for holding it down for his QB, but don’t you ever disrespect Pat Mahomes, now. If you wanna talk your (expletive), talk your (expletive), pimp. Just better back it up.”

Mahomes took to social media recently to tweet a picture of himself wearing two Super Bowl rings at the Chiefs’ ring ceremony on June 15. He answered Chase’s “question” in his own way: “That’s who.”

Burrow, 26, was an NFL MVP finalist last season after throwing for a franchise-record 35 touchdowns. Chase, 23, caught 87 passes for 1,046 yards and nine touchdowns.

Mahomes, 27, led the NFL in passing yards (5,250) and touchdowns (41) last season. He also got the better of Burrow and the Bengals in the AFC Championship Game before leading the Chiefs to a 38-35 win over the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.

–Field Level Media

Apr 27, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes greets fans during the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft at Union Station. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs visit White House, present Joe Biden with jersey

The Kansas City Chiefs visited President Joe Biden at the White House on Monday to celebrate their Super Bowl victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs’ delegation in Washington, D.C., just short of four full months after guiding the Chiefs to a 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Ariz.

Biden was presented with a Chiefs’ No. 46 jersey in an outdoor gathering. A notable moment came when Biden was presented with his jersey, and tight end Travis Kelce veered away to approach the microphone.

“So I have been waiting for this moment,” Kelce began to say as Mahomes made like a Secret Service agent, quickly cutting off his favorite target and ushering him back with the team.

Mahomes also led the Chiefs a Super Bowl victory in February 2020 but the team did not visit the White House because of COVID-19 restrictions. The franchise won the Super Bowl after the 1969 season, before White House visits were common for sports champions.

During the visit, Biden recognized Norma Hunt, wife of Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt, who passed away Sunday at 85.

–Field Level Media