THE MAGNIFICENCE OF MAHOMES Patrick Mahomes put his personal stamp of greatness on the 2020 NFL playoffs with a flurry of spectacular playmaking that will resonate in the history books and the hearts of Kansas City fans forever. At the age of twenty-four, and in just his second season as a starting quarterback in the NFL, he rescued the Chiefs from three double digit postseason deficits to deliver a Super Bowl title to a franchise that had been starving for success and hadn’t won the big game in half a century. Mahomes’ heroic performance in the Chiefs’ 31–20 win over San Francisco—he threw for 286 yards and two game-changing fourth-quarter touchdowns—earned him Super Bowl MVP honors, the youngest quarterback to ever claim the award. Mahomes’ march into the record books began several weeks earlier when he somehow extricated the Chiefs from a gigantic 24–0 hole against Houston in the divisional round with a hard-to-believe five touchdown passes in the game’s final


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