Kansas City Chiefs MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes led his team through a thrilling Super Bowl LVIII win Sunday night, overcoming a 10-point deficit and taking the lead with just 13 seconds left on the clock.
Mahomes immediately thanked God after the Chiefs were able to edge out the San Francisco 49ers 25 to 22 in overtime with a fantastic pass to receiver Mecole Hardman for a 3-yard touchdown.
“I just gotta give God the glory,” Mahomes said on live TV before millions of viewers.
Mahomes took home his third career Super Bowl MVP award, becoming only the third player in NFL history to do so.
He also led his team to become the first back-to-back Super Bowl champions in 19 years.
“With all the adversity we’ve been through this season to come through tonight. … I’m proud of the guys,” said Mahomes, thanking God for growing the team through challenges this season. “This is awesome. Legendary.”
The 28-year-old becomes the fifth starting QB to win three Super Bowls—joining Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw and Troy Aikman—and second-youngest.
Although Mahomes wasn’t at his best early in the game and threw an interception, by overtime he tightened up his game, determined not to let the trophy slip through his fingers.
“I am going to celebrate tonight, celebrate at the parade, and then work my way to get back in this game next year,” Mahomes said. “I am going to do whatever I can to be back in this game next year. Three-peat.”
The Kansas City Chiefs’ owner and CEO, Clark Hunt, never misses an opportunity to point to Jesus and Sunday’s win was no different.
“I want to thank the Lord for giving us this opportunity,” Hunt said after being handed the Lombardi Trophy. “It’s been an amazing five-year run.”
As CBN News reported, Clark and his family put their faith on display, praying on the field before the AFC playoffs against the Baltimore Ravens.
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“It’s one of the cornerstones of my faith and anyone who’s a Christian,” he said about praying. “God is faithful, and even though He knows what’s on my heart, I need to share it with Him because it draws me closer to Him.”
Clark has aimed to make Christian faith a part of the Chiefs culture. The Kansas City Chiefs stadium has a chapel service for people at the games and chaplains are a part of the Chiefs and FC Dallas organizations, he told the Tyler Morning Telegraph in 2019.
“We want our employees to develop spiritually,” Hunt said. “In the National Football League, Christ is really glorified. My identity is my faith in Christ.”
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