The Kansas City Chiefs are world champions for the second time in four years. The Chiefs did it by getting past the Philadelphia Eagles, 38-35.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes continued to add to his young, but ultra-impressive legacy by winning a second Super Bowl MVP. Andy Reid continued to add to his impressive legacy, winning his second title in four tries. Both will remain in Kansas City. There was no worry about Mahomes, as he is locked up for years but Reid was said to be contemplating retirement. Fortunately for Chiefs fans, and NFL fans all over, Big Red is sticking around.
With Reid, Mahomes and the greatest tight end to ever play the game (Yes, I said Greatest) Travis Kelce, the Chiefs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The team has some decisions to make in the offseason, but overall, this team isn’t going anywhere for the next couple years. And, with Mahomes, anything is possible.
Coming into the season, pundits wrote off the Chiefs. Trading away Tyreek Hill was said to be a deathblow to the team, but those pundits proved to be idiots. Have we football fans not learned anything from Tom Brady and the New England Patriots? Besides having Randy Moss, the Patriots never had a game-changing wide receiver. They had a team full of good players who worked well together and were coached by one of the greatest, if not the greatest coach in the NFL. The Patriots were one of the most hated teams in the NFL. It was greatness-hate. That is exactly what the Chiefs are getting now, and I love it.
Perhaps one of the biggest keys to Kansas City’s success is not a player or a coach, it’s the General Manager Brett Veach. Veach is the magician who makes all this work. He was nearly crucified for trading away Hill, but it proved to be the right move. He was nearly crucified for not offering one of my favorite players, Tryann Mathieu a new deal. We saw how that worked out. Veach is the GM of the year in my opinion. The Chiefs last couple drafts have been as solid as they come. Creed Humphrey is easily in the discussion of the top center in football. Isaiah Pacheco, George Karlaftis, Trent McDuffie, and Skyy Moore were all instrumental in Kansas City’s success this season. Moore now has more Super Bowl touchdowns than some guy named Tyreek Hill.
The Broncos thought Russell Wilson was the savior, he flopped miserably. The Chargers thought they had the roster to take down the Chiefs, but no dice. And the Raiders, well the Raiders are just the Raiders. Devante Adams tried but couldn’t overcome one of the worst coaches in the NFL, Josh McDaniels. With McDaniels at the helm, I will never take the Raiders seriously. Why would anyone? Buffalo was anointed as the AFC favorites all season long, but couldn’t get it done in the playoffs. As much as Josh Allen is hailed as being in Mahomes league, he’s not. You can’t even argue that any quarterback at the moment is on the same level as Mahomes. Joe Burrow is the closest, but he’s not there either. Two titles, Two Super Bowl MVPs and Two regular season MVPs, Mahomes is the new Brady. It’s that simple.
Amidst all the doubters at the beginning of the season, I stated that Mahomes would win the MVP this year and the Chiefs would get back to the Super Bowl. Why? The doubters. Plain and Simple. Much like Michael Jordan, Mahomes loves to prove the naysayers wrong. There is not a stage that is too big. He wants the ball. On a hobbled ankle, Mahomes took matters into his own hands late in Sunday night’s game, as he barreled down the field for a magical 26-yard run. Folks, we are looking at the Michael Jordan of the NFL. I said it and stand by it. Keep bringing the greatness hate. Keep hating on the exuberant Travis Kelce and talking about Reid not having good clock management. Keep talking about Kansas City’s defense not being good enough, having too many rookies. Keep hating. The awards and titles will keep coming for the new face of the NFL.
On Wednesday, when nearly 1 million Chiefs fans are expected to flood the streets of Kansas City to celebrate the cities second Super Bowl title in four years, the team’s third appearance in four years and 5 straight AFC Title game appearances, remember this phrase; They hate us, cause they aint us. Keep hatin’ NFL fans. Keep celebrating Chiefs fans. Wednesday’s parade could possibly be just one in a long line of many to come. Welcome to the new dynasty of the NFL. Welcome to Chiefs Kingdom.