Even though my Seattle Seahawks did not make it to this year’s Super Bowl, I will nevertheless have a team to root for. That will be the Kansas City Chiefs. And the primary reason? They are quarterbacked by the great Patrick Lavon Mahomes II, fellow alumnus of Texas Tech University!
Since taking over starting quarterback duties for the Chiefs, Mahomes has posted amazing statistics. In the 2018 regular season he had a completion rate of 66% with 50 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions, earning him a quarterback rating of 113.8. In 2019, Mahomes posted a completion rate of 65.9% with 26 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 105.3. Simply phenomenal.
But not surprising to me. Why? Because when Mahomes was at Texas Tech, I already knew he was something special. I had the privilege of seeing Mahomes play in person during the 2014 season. I remember one game in particular – against Oklahoma – where he scored a last-second touchdown. Sadly, Tech still lost.
He did even better against Oklahoma two years later.
Here’s hoping Patrick Mahomes wins a Super Bowl ring in a couple of weeks, and a Super Bowl MVP to go with it.
As for the San Francisco 49ers, the less said by me, the better. Aside from the Texas A&M Aggies, there is no football team I dislike more. And that dislike goes back more than thirty years.