The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII in exciting fashion. Led by all-world quarterback Patrick Mahomes, KC overcame a 24-14 halftime deficit to win 38-35 on a late field goal.
Patrick Mahomes Wins Second Super Bowl MVP
The win gives Mahomes two Super Bowl wins and two Super Bowl MVPs, making him the first QB to win an MVP and Super Bowl in the same season since Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner in 1999.
With the win, Mahomes, who’s only 27, puts himself at the top of the All-Time Black QB perch. The maestro of the Chiefs attack has solidified himself as one of the all-time greats in just his fifth year as a starter.
Patrick Lavon Mahomes (27 years old):
-2 Super Bowls
-2 League MVPs
-2 Super Bowl MVPs
-5 Straight AFC Championship Gamespic.twitter.com/G4hXn9JYLi
— 🇨🇩🇸🇱 (@8Flavs) February 13, 2023
Top 5 Greatest Black QB
1. Patrick Mahomes – Chiefs
Playing on a high ankle he suffered in the divisional round of the playoffs, Mahomes has now led the Chiefs to five straight AFC Championship games, three Super Bowls and two Lombardi trophies. Mahomes is positioning himself to be in the convo for greatest to ever play the position when he’s done.
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Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke highly of Mahomes II during his postgame interview.
“He’s the MVP. The MVP. That’s all that needs to be said: MVP.”
“The offensive line, Pat Mahomes and the rest of the offensive players — they did a great job,” Reid said.
“M-V-Pat, you know what I mean,” Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said about his close friend and QB. “You can’t say how much he means to the team.”
Mahomes shined the light on his offensive line that didn’t allow a sack to an Eagles defense that entered the game with 80 sacks.
2. Warren Moon – Oilers
Until Sunday, Feb. 12, Warren Moon was recognized as the greatest Black signal caller. Known for his wonderful spiral, Moon played 22 seasons, 16 in the NFL and six in the CFL, winning five Grey Cups, which is the equivalent to the NFL’s Super Bowl. The Pro Football Hall of Famer passed for over 49,000 yards, 313 total touchdowns and a 60 percent completion percentage. He could also throw the deep ball with the best to ever do it.
Easiest question you've ever asked.
Warren Moon pic.twitter.com/KTIe1iJGDl
— Derrick Crutcher (@uncledee114) February 1, 2023
The former Washington Huskies star was before his time.
3. Donovan McNabb – Eagles
Before Andy Reid had Patrick Mahomes, he had Donovan McNabb, and the former Syracuse star was dynamic. Booed when he was drafted in 1999, all McNabb did was go out and lead the Eagles to a ton of success, including one SB appearance and five NFC championship games. In his career, he passed for 37,000 yards and 234 total touchdowns. He also rushed for another 3,459 yards and 29 touchdowns.
For some reason McNabb doesn’t move the meter much as is pertains to Hall of Fame consideration, and he should.
4. Steve McNair – Titans
The late, great Steve “Air McNair” was arguably the toughest QB to ever play the position. He and running back Eddie George embodied the physical nature of the late ’90s and early 2000s Titans teams. McNair, the former SWAC star by way of Alcorn State University, led the Titans to within one yard of a Super Bowl win, and without him the Titans/Oilers franchise still wouldn’t have had a team represent the AFC in a Super Bowl.
In his career, McNair passed for 31,000 yards and 174 touchdowns. He also rushed for another 3,500 yards and another 37 touchdowns. He was named MVP in 2003.
Because the Titans lost this play never gets talked about. Steve McNair was an absolute monster. How in the hell do you escape that? pic.twitter.com/R9tWCvHrgl
— Barstool Are Dee Tee (@editti22) February 12, 2023
5. Russell Wilson – Broncos
After 10 successful seasons in Seattle, which saw Wilson win a Super Bowl, makes two Super Sunday appearances and led the the Seahawks to eight playoff appearances before he was traded to the Broncos. And while his first season in Denver didn’t go as planned, it still doesn’t take away from what he did in his first 10 seasons.
For his career, Wilson has passed for over 40,000 yards, 308 touchdowns and just 98 interceptions. Just like Mahomes, Wilson is still writing his story, and with new head coach Sean Payton the belief is he’ll return to form.
Cam Newton – Panthers
2015 NFL MVP, NFL All-Time leader in rushing touchdowns for QBs with 75
Randall Cunningham – Eagles, Vikings
Two-time first-team All-Pro, 1989 Comeback Player of the Year
Doug Williams – Buccaneers, Redskins
First Black QB to win a Super Bowl