Don’t be surprised if you see a tortilla or two flying in the air in Miami two weeks from now.
Kansas City quarterback will be the first quarterback that played high school and college football in Texas to start a Super Bowl when the Chiefs take on either the Green Bay Packers or San Fransisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2.
Mahomes completed 22 of 35 passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 53 yards and a touchdown on eight carries in Kansas City’s 35-24 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at a raucous Arrowhead Stadium.
His 27-yard touchdown run in the final seconds of the first half proved to be the turning point of the AFC Championship Game. Mahomes escaped a sack, tiptoed down the near sidelines, cut back inside and dove into the end zone for a run that gave the Chiefs a 21-17 lead 11 seconds before halftime and the Titans would not regain the advantage.
Not only did Mahomes beat former Big Spring and Texas A&M star Ryan Tannehill, but he helped the Chiefs break a 50-year Super Bowl drought. Kansas City has not played in the big game since beating the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 in Super Bowl IV.
Despite playing at Texas Tech for only three years, Mahomes finished with 11,252 yards and 93 touchdowns passing while rushing for 22 touchdowns. Mahomes became the fourth Red Raider quarterback to lead the nation in passing.
Mahomes first made a and for himself at Whitehouse where he threw for 4,619 yards and 50 touchdowns as a senior while rushing for 948 yards and 22 rushing scores. He was named Associated Press Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year and made both the AP and Texas Sports Writers Association all-state first teams.
Super Bowl 54 kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. and will be televised on Fox.