Precocious Mahomes adds Super Bowl MVP, setting NFL record

Posted at 9:46 PM, Feb 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-02 23:11:22-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes was selected as the MVP of Super Bowl LIV, becoming the first player to boast a regular-season MVP and Super Bowl MVP before the age of 25 in the NFL’s 100-year history.

Mahomes finished 26 of 42 for 286 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions during the Chiefs' 31-20 victory against the San Francisco 49ers. He also had nine carries for 29 yards and a touchdown.

“Thank you Kansas City,” Mahomes shouted during his interview on the postgame show. “We did it, baby!”

To begin his postseason career, Mahomes went more than 4 1/2 games and 164 passes before throwing an interception.

Things looked bleak after Mahomes’ first career interception led to a 49ers touchdown and 20-10 deficit entering the fourth quarter.

But Mahomes turned things around with a 44-yard bomb to Tyreek Hill on third-and-15 as Kansas City pulled within 20-17.

He then went 5 for 5 for 60 yards on the game-winning drive.

No player in NFL history had ever won an MVP and a Super Bowl before the age of 25 until Mahomes, who is in his third season in the league and second as a starter.