Mahomes’ greatness

Patrick Mahomes has already entered the GOAT conversation



Mahomes has won three Super Bowls and three Super Bowl MVPs in five years.

TREVOR JUNT, Evergreen deputy sports editor

In just five seasons, Patrick Mahomes has become a top-three quarterback all-time.

On Sunday, Mahomes cemented his legacy further by beating the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII 38-35. He was the Super Bowl MVP.

Mahomes had a great game in which he threw 21/27 with 182 passing yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 44 yards on six carries.

Mahomes entered the week with a high ankle sprain that he obtained in the NFL Divisional Round against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was rolled up on and carried that injury into the next couple of weeks.

In the Super Bowl, right before the end of the first half, Mahomes was rolled up on the same ankle. He limped off the field as the Chiefs were forced to punt.

The Eagles took advantage of this possession and scored on that drive. They scored a field goal and went up 24-14 at half.

The 10-point lead was obviously not enough. Kansas City came out of the half hot scoring a touchdown on their first drive. After, they scored on every single drive, scoring two more touchdowns and a field goal.

Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense were unstoppable.

He has put himself in the category of the greatest of all time. Now in his fifth year, Mahomes has put up astronomical numbers.

Mahomes has made the AFC Championship in every season he has started, he has had three Super Bowl performances and has come out victorious on two occasions. He has two Super Bowl MVPs.

He has two regular season MVPs in 2018 and 2020. Mahomes was the Offensive Player of the Year in 2018. He has two first-team All-Pros and one second-team All-Pro. Mahomes was the passing touchdown leader in 2018 and 2022 and was the yards leader in 2022.

This has all happened in the last five years. Mahomes is currently only 27 years old.

With many years left, winning multiple Super Bowls and having Andy Reid as head coach Mahomes may be the leader of a brand new dynasty. He has eight years left on his contract with Kansas City.

His hat belongs in the GOAT conversation, Tom Brady is obviously the best all-time with seven rings, and either Peyton Manning or Joe Montana will be in the top three. But Mahomes has proven that he deserves to be in that conversation.

This is a new thing to the NFL, no one just comes out of nowhere on fire and leads their team to win all the time. No onehas led their team to a Division Championship each year of their career. We are in unprecedented territory. Appreciate his greatness while we still have it.