Super Bowl 2024: Patrick Mahomes makes another historic comeback to win first Super Bowl for his position

What Patrick Mahomes has accomplished in his first six seasons as an NFL starting quarterback is unmatched. Moments after the Kansas City Chiefs sealed their third Super Bowl title — on a walk-off Mahomes touchdown pass to McCall Hardman — the Chiefs quarterback was sidelined in another incredible moment.

Mahomes has three Super Bowl championships in his career, joining only Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana and Troy Aikman as the only quarterbacks to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy. He has three Super Bowl MVPs and two NFL MVPs, the only player to win three Super Bowl MVPs in a five-year span and the youngest player with two league MVPs and three championship MVPs.

Not only is Mahomes winning championships, he’s doing so in comeback fashion. The Chiefs have been down 10+ points in all four of Mahomes’ Super Bowl appearances. That has brought them back to three. Mahomes is the only quarterback to win by double digits three times.

There have been seven double-digit comebacks in Super Bowl history. Mahomes is responsible for three of them.

Mahomes is 3-1 when trailing by 10+ points in the Super Bowl. Every other quarterback is 4-48. He is the only quarterback in NFL history to be over .500 at any point (17-14, minimum 10 starts) when trailing by double digits. All other quarterbacks trail their team by double digits in games 224-1,202-5 (.158 winning percentage).

Adding to Mahomes’ legend is how dominant he was in the fourth quarter and in overtime. Mahomes was 16 of 22 for 154 yards with a touchdown for a 107.0 passer rating. He also had four carries for 33 yards, including three rushes for first downs that extended the drive. Mahomes went 3-for-3 on third-down rushes for a first down and 1-for-1 on fourth-down rushes for a first down.

The quarterback with the most career rushing yards in Super Bowl history (172), Mahomes finished with 333 passing yards and 66 rushing yards. No quarterback in Super Bowl history had ever had 325+ passing yards and 60+ rushing yards, yet Mahomes was able to accomplish the feat.

Mahomes had 210 passing yards and 59 rushing yards after halftime, becoming the first player with 200+ passing yards and 50+ rushing yards in any playoff game since at least 1991.

To cap Mahomes’ historic night, he went 8 of 8 for 42 yards with a touchdown (128.1 rating), and had two carries for 27 yards during the clinching drive. Mahomes was essentially flawless when the Chiefs needed him most.

One of the greatest to play the position differently – but with the same result – added to his legend.

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