In Super Bowl LVIII, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers to become the eighth team to repeat as champions. After the exciting victory, they are going to do something no other team has ever done: win three Super Bowls in a row.
“I will celebrate today. I will celebrate in the parade,” Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said Sunday night. By Dana Graziano of ESPN. “And then I'll come back and do everything I can to get back into this game next year and three-peat.”
Winning another championship will be difficult, however, as Kansas City must address roster deficiencies and try to retain its core.
Stars such as defensive back Chris Jones and cornerback L'Jarius Sneed will retire in March. Jones' market value is worth a three-year deal $28.4 million per yearthe second-highest at his position, while Sneed's market value is worth a four-year deal $16.3 million per year. Spotrac estimates the Chiefs will do just that $22.63 million in cap space, so they may not be able to pay the bill.
While wide receiver Rashee Rice has emerged as a viable option at the end of the season, Kansas City should improve its wide receiver lineup. According to Pro Football Reference, the unit led the league in tackles (44). Thanakton projects The Chiefs will select Oregon WR Troy Franklin 32nd overall in the NFL Draft.
But with Mahomes at the top of his game and head coach Andy Reid and sharp-shooting quarterback Travis Kelce expected to return, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Chiefs overcame those challenges and found a way to win a fourth championship in six years.