It was only yesterday the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LXVII. I’m sure not many fans or players slept much last night, but today the news cycle is in full motion about the Chiefs overtime win, and what might be ahead for KC in 2024.
In winning back-to-back Super Bowls, Monday morning’s narrative quickly changed to the Kansas City Chiefs and their 25-20 overtime thriller against the 49ers. Once the analysis died down, and hundreds of interviews and commentary from the national media about the Chiefs’ second straight Super Bowl victory, the conversation turned to their chances to three-peat.
Patrick Mahomes, who won his third Super Bowl MVP, indeed began thinking about it in the post-game locker room. He addressed the question this morning.
“Yeah, it’s legendary,” Mahomes said in his Monday morning press conference. “No one’s ever done it. And we know it’s legendary to win back-to-back. … We’d heard it all week, we had talked to the guys about it, and we felt like we had the best opportunity that we’d ever had to go out and do that. I’d [fallen] short the year before.
“I mean, all you can do is come back with a fresh mindset, knowing it’s going to be even harder. And we’ve got to continue to play our best football. We’ll celebrate these next few weeks and then we’ll get right back at it.”
Andy Reid has been asked the last two weeks about his coaching future. For the most part he’s deflected the question because he was focused on the task at hand, winning Super Bowl LXVII. Still people want to know if he’ll be back in 2024.
When asked this morning by reporters if he’d be back. Reid answered it with his own flair. “Yep,” Reid said at Monday’s morning presser. “Yep.” Enough said, he’ll be back next year. In fact, rumors were flying Sunday, he’s going to get a raise.
Chris Jones wreaked havoc on San Francisco 49ers Quarterback, Brock Purdy on Sunday. In fact he made two of the biggest plays in the game in the second half when he forced two errant throws that would have been touchdown passes.
After the game, that wasn’t the main topic of his post game comments. He was asked about 49ers Head Coach, Kyle Shanahan’s decision to receive the ball first in overtime. What he said is spot on.
They’re crazy. Because the overtime rules have changed where both teams get the ball no matter who scores. So, originally, you want to let the other team get the ball, stop them holding the three, so you know what you got. Or if you stop them, they punt it, then all you have to do is kick three.”
POST GAME QUOTES:
“As much as he bumps into me, I get after him. And we understand that,” Reid said, smiling and adding, “He just caught me off-balance.” (Andy Reid on Travis Kelce bump.)
“That we know how to go and get it, and they didn’t. But that being said, I got nothing but respect for the 49ers. They showed a lot more than even I imagined. And there’s going to be a lot of words being thrown around, but that team was every bit deserving as we were.” (Travis Kelce on why the Chiefs won Sunday.)
“Just know that the The Kansas City Chiefs are never underdogs…just know that.” (Patrick Mahomes on the underdog narrative that began in Buffalo.)
Feel Good Post Game Video: