By the end, there was no doubt to whom the award belonged.
After leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a fourth-quarter comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday for the organization’s first Super Bowl title in 50 years, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named Super Bowl LIV MVP.
“We never lost faith,” Mahomes said in a postgame television interview. “I think that’s the biggest thing. Everybody on this team, nobody had their head down. And we believed in each other. That’s what we preached all year long.”
Mahomes finished with 286 yards and two touchdown passes, both of which came in the fourth quarter, on 26-of-42 passing. He also threw two interceptions.
Mahomes, 24, is the second-youngest quarterback to ever win a Super Bowl behind only the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger, who claimed a title at 23.
He is the first player quarterback to win a Super Bowl and league MVP before his 25th birthday, with Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith being the only other one to achieve the feat.
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