Kansas City Chiefs All-time scoring leader Nick Lowery is backing his team ahead of Super Bowl LVII, and while the vote of confidence in his former team isn’t surprising, the legendary kicker has good reason to believe that veteran quarterback Patrick Mahomes will move away from Sunday. I play as a two-time Super Bowl champion.
Lowery, who spent most of his 18-year career in Kansas City, spoke to Fox News Digital on Wednesday about the Chiefs before Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Lowery credited the entire organization for the continued success of the Chiefs which saw the team appear in three of the last four super bowls and making five straight AFC Championship appearances.
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«Andy Reid has this remarkable combination of being a caring, empathetic coach in a violent sport, an emotional sport,» Lowery said of the Chiefs’ head coach, who spent the first 14 years of his career in Philadelphia, where he helped the Eagles to win six NFC. Championship games and a Super Bowl appearance.
«If you know your coach cares about you, you’re going to sacrifice more. You’re going to work harder. And of course it’s more fun. But you also have to know what you’re doing. And Andy is a tremendous tactician.»
Lowery also talked about Chiefs president and CEO Clark Hunt, comparing him to the New England Patriots and its long-standing success.
«When you talk about the Patriots, you talk about Robert Kraft, who is a great human being and a great owner. And that’s the same with Clark Hunt and in the Hunt family tradition,» he said, adding that Hunt is «one one of the best owners in the National Football League.
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Veteran quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who is nominated for the NFL MVP award on Thursday night, also plays a crucial role in Lowery’s prediction, and it goes beyond his performance on the field.
«Patrick Mahomes is a remarkable generational talent, not only because he is physically gifted with the ability to shoot from all angles, but also with incredible elusive qualities. But he is the most balanced leader in midfield,» Lowery said.
«He always says the right thing, not because it’s rehearsed, but because he is. He’s humble, considerate. He always gives credit to his teammates. I mean, he’s an extraordinary human being.»
And with a roster of players like eight-time Pro Bowl tight end travis kelce and All-Pro defensive tackle Chris Jones, Lowery has the Chiefs taking home the franchise’s third Super Bowl with a 31-24 prediction.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Lowery ranked first in field goal percentage and also had the most field goals in NFL history when he retired in 1996. He set several NFL records during his career and kicked over 15 game-winners, including in two playoff games.
Lowery, 66, was inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 2009.
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On Thursday night, Lowery will host a Super Bowl event for Max Events LLC with legendary agent Leigh Steinberg and Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis to celebrate excellence in sports.
«Lee was the first agent to say that athletes have an obligation to give back and thank their parents, their mentors, their coaches, their teachers, their communities, their schools, because without those people, they wouldn’t have been successful. And that mentality of gratitude is something that helps balance them for the rest of their lives,” Lowery told Fox News Digital.
“We are celebrating that we are blessed, that we are grateful for what we have.”
Super Bowl LVII will take place on Sunday, February 12. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 pm ET. Fans can tune in to the game on FOX.