BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – JANUARY 28: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs takes the field prior to the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Patrick Mahomes is being ripped for some comments he made this week.
ESPN’s Jeff Darlington asked Mahomes this week about the Chiefs’ success and how this may make some fans consider Mahomes and the Chiefs “villains” of the NFL right now. That notion did not bother Mahomes at all and he actually relished the fact that he would be the villian.
“I can definitely sense it,” Mahomes replied. “I never felt like that because I’ve never been like that in my entire life. But it’s become a little bit funny. I don’t want to say you enjoy it. I know the Patriots had that for a while. I’m hoping we do it in a different way with a little bit more fun and personality with it.
“But as long as you keep winning, teams start to not like you, and I want to keep winning. So if that means some of the other teams and other fan bases aren’t going to like me, I’ll try to still have a smile on my face and not be a bad example, but I can be that villain for them if they need me to be.”
Fans rippd him:
Mahomes is already well on his way to challenging Brady’s Patriots — winners of six Super Bowls between 2001 and 2018. The Patriots were heavily disliked as well but they also had a number of on-field controversies that helped in that matter.
Mahomes took over as Kansas City’s franchise QB in 2018 and he’s taken the Chiefs to a mind-boggling four Super Bowls in the past five seasons. The two-time NFL MVP was victorious in his first appearance in the Big Game, defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.
He will now be facing that same franchise on Sunday in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium.
Super Bowl LVIII will mark the fourth Super Bowl appearance for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes since the 2019 season.