Once again, the Kansas City Chiefs have left a clear gap this season, this time the title was their reward. The key to success was the strong nerves of quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The white interview tent right next to Miami Gardens’ Hard Rock Stadium was bustling with activity. On the left, the San Francisco 49ers tried to explain what was difficult for them to explain – how they could lose this Super Bowl LIV 20:31 despite a 20:10 lead in the fourth quarter. Around 20 meters away, the Kansas City Chiefs’ professionals described their emotions after winning their first title since 1970. And in the middle, behind the black curtain, spoke the man who had done his job to make the feelings of the two camps so different were.
The fact that the chiefs were happy and the 49ers were frustrated was largely down to Kansas quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The 24-year-old was voted the most valuable player (MVP) in the Super Bowl. Already in the stadium he was given the Pete Rozelle trophy with the cheers of the Chiefs fans and quickly gave some interviews. In between, someone had given him a gray Super Bowl Champion t-shirt, which he hastily slipped over his red jersey to quickly put on a gray master cap. “It’s fantastic. Not just for us, but most of all, getting this title for Kansas City,” said Mahomes. 50 years or 18,284 days had passed since the last Super Bowl victory on January 11, 1970. An eternity.