Less than 24 hours after Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes led the franchise to a third Super Bowl title in four years and a second straight division title, he made it clear he wanted the Chiefs to become the first team in history , who will win three Super Bowls in a row Bowling.
“This [would be] legendary,” Mahomes said during Monday's news conference about a possible three-peat, per Adam Teicher from ESPN. “No one had ever done it and we knew winning back-to-back was legendary. I think eight other teams have done it. We've been hearing it all week. We talked to the guys [who had gone back-to-back] about it and we felt like we had the best opportunity we've ever had to go out and do it. We have to keep playing our best football. We're going to celebrate these next few weeks and then we'll be right back at it.”
Bryan DeArdo of CBS Sports mentioned that the Chiefs became the ninth team to repeat as Super Bowl champions (the Pittsburgh Steelers did it twice). Tom Brady and the New England Patriots last accomplished this feat when they won Super Bowl XXXVIII in February 2004 and Super Bowl XXXIX the following year.
Mahomes, now a three-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, isn't shy about the fact that Brady's resume gives him “something to strive for every day.” The 46-year-old, widely considered the GOAT, is a seven-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Super Bowl MVP.
Shortly after Sunday's 25-22 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers, All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce suggested he would return for at least one more season because he wanted “that three-peat.” Head coach Andy Reid confirmed Monday that he will give Kansas City at least one more year of service.
“I know how hard these guys work,” Mahomes added of the Chiefs. “I know how hard these guys have to work after this. I know how hard the coaches work. “I believe we are the hardest-working team in the NFL and all that hard work has paid off… making a mark on this great NFL history is something I will never take for granted.”
From Monday afternoon DraftKings Sportsbook placed the Chiefs as the second-best betting favorite at +650 odds to win Super Bowl LIX next February. The 49ers top the list with +550 odds.