Patrick Mahomes wins Super Bowl MVP for third time

LAS VEGAS — Minutes after leading the game-winning drive in overtime, Patrick Mahomes was named Super Bowl MVP Sunday night.

Mahomes threw for 333 yards and ran for 66 runs, leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 25–22 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. It was the second Super Bowl title for the Chiefs and the third in the last five years. Mahomes has won the MVP award in all three of those title wins.

“It means a ton,” Mahomes said on CBS when asked what a third title meant to him after throwing the game-winning score. “I'm proud of my guys, man, it's awesome. It's legendary.”

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Mahomes, who has beaten the Las Vegas Raiders four times since starting 2020, maintained his undefeated streak at Allegiant Stadium, but this night was more dramatic as his last pass of the game ended in the second overtime. Super Bowl History.

Mahomes is now tied with Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana for second Super Bowl MVP awards, behind Tom Brady's two.

With the Chiefs trailing 19-16 with 1:53 to play in regulation, Mahomes did what Mahomes does. He led Kansas City on an 11-play, 64-yard drive that ended with a Harrison Butker 29-yard field goal with three seconds left.

After the 49ers took a 22-19 lead on the opening drive of overtime, Mahomes broke through, taking the Chiefs 75 yards in 13 plays and hitting McGole Hartman Jr. for a 3-yarder. First quarter of OT.

“Mecole Hartman, man, he's struggled through adversity this year,” Mahomes said. “He's special.”

Mahomes ran for 27 yards on two carries on fourth-and-1 and third-and-1 during the final drive.

In the end, he completed 34 of 46 attempts and finished with a 99.3 passer rating, completing a playoff run in which the Chiefs defeated the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens to finish first in the 49ers.

“Kansas City, I'll see you in the parade,” Mahomes said on stage, holding the Lombardi Trophy. “Let's do it, baby.”

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