Patrick Mahomes won his second NFL MVP award on Thursday night and with that added another story to an already packed Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles.
While Mahomes and Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts will become the first black quarterbacks to start a Super Bowl simultaneously, Mahomes will look to break a losing streak among NFL MVPs.
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Pro Football Talk noted Friday that the last nine NFL MVPs to reach a Super Bowl have all lost. Tom Brady in 2017 and 2007, Matt Ryan in 2016, Cam Newton in 2015, Peyton Manning in 203 and 2009, Rich Gannon in 2002 and Kurt Warner in 2001 were the quarterbacks who won regular season MVP and lost in the game.
Shaun Alexander won MVP in 2005, but the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in that year’s Super Bowl.
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Warner was the last player to win it and win, doing so during the 1999 season. Mike Jones made the game-saving tackle on Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kevin Dyson in that Super Bowl.
There’s at least one thing going for Mahomes: He didn’t have a game injury designation before the start. He has been plagued by a high ankle sprain that he suffered earlier in the playoffs.
«The best thing is that Patrick heals very quickly, and he was able to get ready to play the AFC Championship game, you know, in a week with that high ankle sprain and he did an amazing job, including the pivotal play at the end of the game. game that helped us win it with our legs,» Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt said on «Fox & Friends.»
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«He’s doing very well this week. I don’t know if he’ll be 100%, but he’ll tell you otherwise for sure.»