Mahomes on a 3-peat: ‘It could well most likely be legendary’ (0:29)
Patrick Mahomes is already taking a gaze ahead to subsequent season after a success his third Tremendous Bowl with the Chiefs. (0:29)
Adam Teicher, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 12, 2024, 01:22 PM ET
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LAS VEGAS — Hours after the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs turned the most important group in twenty years to raise aid-to-aid Tremendous Bowls, they started aiming to turn out to be the most important to raise three straight championships.
“It [would be] legendary,” quarterback Patrick Mahomes stated Monday of a 3-peat. “No person’s ever accomplished it, and we knew it’s legendary to raise aid-to-aid. I feel eight other teams comprise accomplished it. We had heard it all week. We had talked to the guys [who had gone back-to-back] about it, and we felt love we had the highest opportunity that we had ever had to coast out there and impact that.
“Now we comprise bought to continue to play our easiest football. We’ll celebrate these subsequent few weeks, after which we will win correct sort aid at it.”
Andy Reid called the risk of a success three straight “pretty graceful.” Nonetheless Reid, ever the football coach, used to be additionally taking a gaze more on the strategy of getting there.
“Now we comprise bought a nice competition in the AFC West, and we neatly suited had some hirings, instructing hirings, and these guys are apt football coaches,” Reid stated of the additions of Jim Harbaugh with the Los Angeles Chargers and Antonio Pierce as the paunchy-time coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. “So it’s now not going to neatly suited be easy. That is now not how this thing rolls. We’ll comprise changeover on our group, which each group has, so that you simply do now not know what’s there. There is hundreds of sudden, and likewise you possess to retain struggling with through it, comprise a apt offseason after which a apt practising camp, after which that ball’s shaped more or much less amusing. Or now not it’s bought to bounce for you in the particular sort route.
“The object to impress, you don’t surely coast there must you per chance can per chance be in this thing. You coast aid to your darkish room and the movie and the draft coming up and the combine, those issues, that’s more or much less the assign you coast. You aren’t talking three-peat.”
The Chiefs are the fourth franchise to raise three Tremendous Bowls in a 5-year length, so that they’ve already etched a prominent assign in NFL history.
“It manner a ton,” Mahomes stated. “I do know the plot laborious these guys work. I do know the plot laborious these guys win after it. I do know the plot laborious the coaches work. I deem we’re the toughest-working group in the NFL, and for all of that laborious work to repay… That is something that we consistently preach is we deem we work for those moments, for those discontinue-of-game moments, and we put together ourselves for those. To be in a scheme to comprise our stamp on this nice NFL history is something that I will never absorb as a right.”
The Chiefs comprise mostly shunned referring to themselves as a dynasty. Nonetheless Reid, who neatly suited performed his 25th season as an NFL coach and is a pupil of the league’s history, did now not argue with the recommendation when it used to be raised.
“It’s history,” he stated. “We don’t resolve whether it’s a ways a dynasty … however I would repeat you that it’s as gorgeous a bunch as I have been spherical, and I have been spherical [for 25 seasons and], been very fortunate. Now we comprise been spherical some nice organizations, apt teams, and this group right here and group are nice.
“If any individual stated dynasty and tagged us on to it, I is more doubtless to be very ok with that.”