The first Texas Tech Red Raider quarterback will start in a Super Bowl. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will be playing for the Lombardi Trophy two weeks from today in Miami. They once again came back from a double digit deficit to win the Lamar Hunt Trophy and earn a spot in Super Bowl LIV.
From the moment I saw Mahomes for the first time in Lubbock, I knew he would be something special. It was the first game of the 2015 season and the game was very sloppy and back and forth against an FCS team in Sam Houston State. It was 130 degrees in the stands (that’s not a joke) and the one thing that stood out to me was that Mahomes was electric and had so much untapped potential.
Was he perfect? No, he made a couple of different mistakes, but he had a huge arm and could score in literal seconds. That ability to score quickly translated to the field today as when the Kansas City Chiefs trailed by 10, Mahomes turned it up a notch and carried the team on his back to a win. Both of the team’s scores in the second quarter happened on drives that lasted under three minutes.
The game was back and forth for about three quarters but the real back breaking play actually came in the second quarter when Mahomes broke off a 27 yard touchdown run for the ages, breaking multiple tackles and running over a couple of defenders.
Patrick Mahomes with the RUN OF HIS CAREER! pic.twitter.com/0MkGBulSwb— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) January 19, 2020
I know this only put the Chiefs up by a couple of points, but from this point in the game, I knew that the momentum had swung in the way of Mahomes and the Chiefs. From this point I and countless others that were watching knew that there was no way the Chiefs weren’t pulling this game out.
Mahomes finished completing 23 of 35 passes with three touchdowns and no interceptions while finding multiple receivers on the day. He also led the team with 53 rushing yards and 1 rushing touchdown (the one shown above). His performance on this day will never be forgotten among Chiefs fans everywhere.