It seems like Kansas City Chiefs will have their franchise quarterback for many years to come. Patrick Mahomes, who led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win on Sunday, told the media that he intends to stay in Kansas City for “a long time.”
Speaking with reporters on Monday during the annual day-after news conference, Mahomes was asked about his contract extension and expectations for the future. The 24-year-old Super Bowl MVP didn’t, however, wanted to get into that much, and instead talked about his appreciation for the organization.
“To me, that’s stuff that’s handled with other people,” said Mahomes. “Obviously I want to be in Kansas City for a long time, understand that. I also want to win a lot of football games here and for me, it’s kind of letting that stuff handle itself.”
Mahomes is still a young player, but managed to accomplish impressive things so far. Besides being the league MVP in 2019, he now also became the second-youngest starting QB to win a Super Bowl while also becoming the youngest player to win both the ring and Super Bowl MVP.
“I’m in a great organization,” he added. “I have a great team of guys and girls working for me and so for me it’s about trusting those people, finding the best way to do it in order to have the best team around me and getting that done whenever the time is right.”
Patrick Mahomes wasn’t on his best in Super Bowl LIV for the most part of the game, throwing two picks and struggling until the fourth quarter. Still, when it mattered the most, the third-year signal-caller stepped in and propelled the Chiefs to an epic comeback win. He finished the game with 286 passing yards and two TDs.
Mahomes isn’t just writing his name in the history books with his good performance, but it looks like he’s also extending his head coach Andy Ried’s career. According to Ried, he isn’t even thinking about retirement, despite working almost 30 years in NFL, and Mahomes is one of the reasons for this.
“I don’t know. I haven’t. I still enjoy doing what I’m doing,” said Reid. “I got this young quarterback over here that makes life easy every day. Every day, man, it’s a pleasure to come to work and know that you have an opportunity to coach him and his teammates.”