Patrick Mahomes wins Super Bowl 58 MVP: Chiefs QB joins Tom Brady, Joe Montana as only 3-time award winners

The Kansas City Chiefs are a dynasty, and Patrick Mahomes solidified his case as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time during Sunday’s 25-22 OT win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII.

Mahomes, whose overtime game-winning touchdown pass to McCall Hardman led the Chiefs to victory, joins Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw and Troy Aikman as the only starting quarterbacks with at least three Super Bowl victories. He was named Super Bowl MVP for the third time, a feat matched only by Brady (five times) and Montana (three times).

While he won the game with his arm, Mahomes made some key plays with his legs to put himself and his team in position to win the game. In overtime, Mahomes had an eight-yard run on 4th-and-1 and a 19-yard run moments later in overtime. Those plays set up his game-winning strike for Hardman with three seconds left in overtime.

Mahomes finished the night with 333 yards and two touchdowns on 34 of 46 passing. But he also rushed for a team-high 66 yards on nine carries, the second-most rushing yards by a quarterback in Super Bowl history.

You have to think that Mahomes’ success as a runner was at least partly due to the injury Dre Greenlaw suffered midway through the second quarter. With Greenlaw out, the 49ers lost a key component of the middle of their defense, and Mahomes took full advantage.

It’s about Mahomes. While his arm gets the headlines, his ability as an all-around athlete is one of the reasons he’s a two-time league MVP and now a three-time Super Bowl MVP. His competitive drive is also one of the reasons why the Chiefs are the first team since Brady’s Patriots Win back-to-back Super Bowls.

But if you think the Chiefs are done, Mahomes has other ideas.

“It’s the start of one,” Mahomes told CBS Sports’ Tracy Wolfson afterward when asked if the Chiefs were truly a dynasty. “We’re not done. I know we’re going to celebrate tonight … but we’re not done. We’ve got a young team, we’re going to keep this thing going.”

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