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Patrick Mahomes named Super Bowl MVP

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes took home Super Bowl MVP honors after a fourth quarter comeback against the 49ers.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and center Austin Reiter react after defeating against the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the 2020 Super Bowl to secure the Lombardi Trophy. They came back from a 20-10 deficit with a 21-point fourth quarter, and it’s fitting that their franchise quarterback earned MVP honors. Patrick Mahomes started slow, but earned the honors with a big fourth quarter.

Mahomes finished the game with 286 yards, throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions, and rushing for a touchdown. It wasn’t pretty at times, but once again, Mahomes stepped up in a big way.

It is not surprising Mahomes won the award. The quarterback wins the award much of the time, and Mahomes has been a key cog throughout. He was the heavy favorite the past two weeks, sitting at +115 throughout the bye week.

Damien Williams was likely in the discussion to some extent, finishing the game with 104 yards and a rushing touchdown, and four receptions for 29 yards and a touchdown. It was a great game, but it was always going to be a tough hill to climb with Mahomes also on the field.

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