MIAMI, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – NFL commissioner Roger Goddell presented Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award during a press conference held at the Hilton Miami Downtown Monday morning.
On Sunday, February 2, Kanas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes led their team to a 31-20 victory against the San Francisco 49ers, making the Chiefs Super Bowl LIV world champions. The Chiefs haven’t made it to the Super Bowl in 50 years, when they beat the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV.
Goddell noted that he is the youngest quarterback in NFL history to receive the Super Bowl MVP trophy. He commended Mahomes’s in-game leadership and his character. “He’s an incredible field general out there. He rallies his team around him… Off the field he’s even more special than he is on the field.”
Mahomes chose to stay humble about the win and MVP trophy. “It’s surreal to be a Super Bowl champion, to know that all the hard work you put in pays off.” He furthermore made sure to acknowledge his team. “We’ve built a brotherhood on this team. You’ll see it in the way we play…These guys are going to work hard on and off the field every chance they get.”
During the press conference, Mahomes was asked about his unique playing style, to which he said he was blessed to be surrounded by coaches–from high school to the NFL–who allowed him to be himself and play his way while still providing the necessary guidance and “reign him in” from time to time. He also mentioned his competitiveness. “It’s always been in me…to complete until the clock hits zero.”
Mahomes said he’ll enjoy the Super Bowl win for a couple of weeks, then he and his teammates will get to work on prepping for next season. When asked what he could possibly do to top winning the Super Bowl and the Super Bowl MVP trophy, Mahomes simply replied, “Win another one.”
Willie David and Mellissa Thomas contributed to this report. | firstname.lastname@example.org