The Kansas City Chiefs entered last season as the reigning champions and the team to beat in the NFL. Then again, they couldn’t be at their best when it mattered the most and ended up empty-handed in the Super Bowl.
Andy Reid’s fast-paced offense was held in check by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chiefs’ defense was inefficient all day long. Their trip to back-to-back rings ended up abruptly, but their championship core and identity remain pretty much the same.
That’s why, after undergoing surgery in his toe, Chiefs superstar Patrick Mahomes is already looking forward to another shot at the Vince Lombardi trophy, as he recently said on an interview for NFL Network.
Patrick Mahomes Says He’s Fully Healthy And Ready To Win The Super Bowl
“The toe’s feeling great,” he told Patrick Claybon and NFL Total Access. “I’m out here playing golf, being able to walk around the course. I’ve been running, cutting, jumping, throwing, doing it all. So I’m just excited to get back to training camp and have another chance to make a run at it and win the Super Bowl this year.”
The Chiefs’ star was clearly frustrated and disappointed in how things ended for them last season but is looking forward to bouncing back and having another parade at the end of this campaign:
“It’s different in the sense that you don’t have the parades and all that different type of stuff,” Mahomes added. “But I think the beautiful thing about the NFL is every single year, you start from scratch. You have to come in, you have to put in the work to try to get to the big game and try to win it. And so for us, win or lose that Super Bowl the last two years, we still have that same mentality of we’re going to start from scratch and build and try to find a way to get back to that game.”
Patrick Mahomes is the best player in the game so having him fully healthy, rested, and locked in is terrible news for the rest of the league. Hopefully, he’ll lead his team back to the ultimate stage next season.