King of K.C.: Mahomes’ reign just beginning

King of K.C.: Mahomes’ reign just beginning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — His voice was hoarse from yelling, his thirst slaked by celebratory spirits. 

And while the 25-degree weather was chilly enough to affect even the most hardened Kansas City resident, the smile on Patrick Mahomes’ face as he sat on his teammates’ shoulders and was hoisted up and down — a custom-made WWE championship belt in his right hand, to boot — made it hard to imagine the best damned quarterback in pro football felt anything other than total satisfaction.

Chiefs’ thrilling 31-20 come-from-behind win Sunday over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV was palpable, something similar to the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, or what Detroit Lions or Cleveland Browns fans might understand if they ever win a Super Bowl.’ data-reactid=”39″>Considering the pains inflicted on Chiefs fans over the previous 50 years, the inherited sense of doom made sense. So after numerous postseason heartbreaks, the relief they felt after the Chiefs’ thrilling 31-20 come-from-behind win Sunday over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV was palpable, something similar to the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, or what Detroit Lions or Cleveland Browns fans might understand if they ever win a Super Bowl.

“It was just a lifetime of just, disappointment and conversations with my son of ‘Hey, we’ve got a lot to be proud of’ and ‘Wait till next year, all the pieces are in place,’” actor and comedian Paul Rudd, a Chiefs fan, told local television station KSHB. “Those conversations didn’t have to happen this year for the first time. And my 15-year-old boy burst into tears, hugged me, and it was just the greatest thing ever.”

“I know he good and damn well owns this city more than me,” Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas said with a chuckle, in an interview with Yahoo Sports before the Super Bowl. “He could be mayor tomorrow and I’d be like ‘it’s all good man, I’ll just go and run for city council.’ I’ll move out the way.”

‘The legend’ of Patrick Mahomes

So if you want to know what the NFL’s newest superstar means to one of the NFL’s smallest markets, the fact he was literally treated like a king during the parade celebration — hoisted upon his teammates shoulders’ for a good 23 seconds — is as good a place to start as any, along with his teammates’ undying reverence for his overall skill and winning presence.

fulfilled his destiny as Kansas City’s very own John Wick far sooner than anyone had the right to expect him to.’ data-reactid=”50″>But only one Chief could be named Super Bowl MVP, and when the time came, the writers chose Mahomes, the man who fulfilled his destiny as Kansas City’s very own John Wick far sooner than anyone had the right to expect him to.

‘The legend of Mahomes will grow,’ Kansas City mayor Quinton Lucas said. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas City will benefit beyond the football field

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