One word says it best: ‘Mahomes!’

Chiefs win Super Bowl on Mahomes’ clutch play

Fred Jeter | 2/15/2024, 6 p.m.
Give the man a cape. He’s become the “Superman of the Super Bowl.” Patrick Mahomes now has three Super Bowl …
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates with the trophy Sunday after the team’s overtime win during Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas. Behind him is Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid. The Chiefs won 25-22. Photo by Ashley Landis/The Associated Press

Give the man a cape. He’s become the “Superman of the Super Bowl.”

Patrick Mahomes now has three Super Bowl MVPs to go with a trio of Super Bowl victories following Kansas City’s 25-22 win over San Francisco on Feb. 11 in Las Vegas.

The marquee quarterback passed for 333 yards — including a 3-yard, game-winning touchdown toss to Mecole Hardman with 3 seconds left in overtime. Super Bowl LVIII was the longest game in Super Bowl history. The Chief’s decisive drive covered 75 yards on 13 plays, with Mahomes running for two game-saving first downs.

K.C. Coach Andy Reid called the drive “a thing of beauty.”

Afterward, Mahomes made it clear he’s just warming up.

“This is awesome. It’s legendary. Yeah, it’s the start of a dynasty,” he told CBS sideline correspondent Tracy Wolfson.

“We’re not done. We’ve got a young team. We’re going to keep this thing going. We want to go back to back to back.”

Only 28, Mahomes’ three Super Bowl crowns trail only Tom Brady with seven and Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw with four each.

Mahome’s three MVPs is second to Brady, who had five.

There was high drama throughout the game. During the first half, K.C.’s Harrison Butker kicked a 57-yard field goal, the longest in Super Bowl history. Jake Moody had a 55-yarder for San Francisco.

Tight end Travis Kelce, perhaps more famous lately for being pop star Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, had nine catches for 93 yards, including a final grab that took the ball to the 3-yard line in OT.

Starring for the 49ers was running back Christian McCaffrey, who ran for 80 yards and caught passes from Brock Purdy for 80 more.

McCaffrey just missed becoming a rare father-son Super Bowl champ. His dad, Ed, a former wide receiver, helped win two Super Bowls with Denver and one with the 49ers.

McCaffrey ranks among the NFL’s fastest men. But he almost surely has the fastest maternal grandfather. The late David Sime played football at Duke but is best known for winning the silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

The Niners are rich in talent from the Washington Commanders. Coach Kyle Shanahan was the franchise’s offensive coordinator before getting the 49ers job. Offensive left tackle Trent Williams, who came to the Bay following financial disagreements in Washington, is perhaps the best in the game.

And defensive end Chase Young, traded to the 49ers from D.C., in November, had a sack on Mahomes and forced another intentional-grounding call.

With a TV audience of more than 100 million, the game went back and forth but, in the end, one man made the most lasting impression.

Mahomes wears No. 15 on the front and back of his jersey. All that’s missing is a cape.