Back to back. Dynasty. That’s what the Kansas City Chiefs are chasing Feb. 7 in the NFL’s 55th Super Bowl. The NFL has not had a repeat Super Bowl winner since the New England Patriots accomplished the feat in 2003 and 2004, led by none other than Tom Brady.
Kansas City has the makings of the next NFL dynasty with Andy Reid as head coach and Patrick Mahomes at quarterback, signaling the changing of the guard the league has been waiting for since the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick split. Here’s how they can do it.
Patrick Mahomes. He is, without a doubt, the most transcendent quarterback talent the league has ever seen at 25 years old. In his first year starting, the Chiefs were a pre-snap penalty away from making the Super Bowl, and he still won MVP. The following year, the Chiefs won the Super Bowl. And now this year, the battle of the NFL icon and the young superstar. A 43-year-old vs. a 25-year-old.
The Chief’s innate ability to score points never ceases to amaze NFL fans. Trailing after each playoff game during last year’s Super Bowl run, Mahomes and the Chiefs have proven time and time again that playing from behind does not faze them. You can double team receiver Tyreek Hill for a half, contain tight end Travis Kelce for a quarter, and out-coach Andy Reid for three quarters, but the resilience and leadership of this Kansas City Chiefs team never leaves them out of a game.
This Super Bowl will come down to line play, a ferocious Tampa front and a virtually unstoppable offense build-up for what we all hope to be an unforgettable Super Bowl. Could it be a fairy tale ending for Brady or another ring for Mahomes? The Chiefs will outplay the Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55 and signify the start of a new exciting, flashy and young dynasty ready to dominate the NFL for years to come.