Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won his first Super Bowl in Miami, and there is no reason they can’t repeat again during the 2020 season. Mahomes might have struggled a bit during the first half, but when he needed to make the plays late he did, and that’s a true sign of a champion.
There is talk about this team being the next great dynasty and there is no reason they can’t be. Let’s breakdown four reasons the Chiefs can hoist the Lombardi Trophy again next season.
4. Aging quarterbacks
There is a new age of quarterbacks in the league, and that has made life easier for the Chiefs. Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Phillip Rivers are getting older, and they are being replaced by Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Lamar Jackson, and others.
It always gets tough when the playoffs roll around, but some of the older guys not playing at such a high level makes life easier on the Chiefs.
3. Tyrann Mathieu
The Chiefs defense isn’t elite, but they are good enough with the offense on the other side. One of the big reasons for the improvements this season was the play of Tyrann Mathieu.
He brought confidence with him that wore off on the rest of the team. His play was elite, and he elevated the play of everyone around him.
He is back next season, and that is good news for the Chiefs.
2. Andy Reid
Andy Reid is one of the smartest head coaches in all of football and although there hasn’t been any talk of him retiring, going out on top could always be an option.
If Reid were to retire, the Chiefs have a great backup plan with offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy who probably should have already gotten a head coaching job.
As long as one of those two guys are in charge, the Chiefs offense should be rolling in a big way.
1. Patrick Mahomes
The number one reason is pretty obvious, it’s the Super Bowl MVP. During the Super Bowl, Mahomes threw for 286 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Who knows how healthy Mahomes actually was the second half of the season which has to be a really scary thing for the rest of the league. During the regular season, Mahomes completed 65.9 percent of his passes for 4,o31 yards, 26 touchdowns, and five interceptions.
He has proven he can win the big game, and the Chiefs are going to be in good shape as long as he is the man in the middle of Kansas City.