Patrick Mahomes has propelled the Kansas City Chiefs back into the Super Bowl for the fourth time in five years, and securing a victory over the San Francisco 49ers would clinch the 28-year-old quarterback his third championship ring.
While Mahomes is renowned for his exceptional passing abilities, he has also showcased his proficiency in crucial moments by utilizing his agility and speed to evade defenders, often resulting in pivotal first downs and occasionally touchdowns.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Mahomes was asked about his distinctive running style, to which he responded lightheartedly, acknowledging that while it may not be the most conventional, it gets the job done effectively:
“I think I’ve gotten better in my running form and faster as I’ve been in the NFL but it doesn’t look the prettiest so I think people think I’m slow,” Mahomes said. “I think it’s kind of deceptive. Sometimes I think the defense takes bad angles because they think they’re going to catch me faster than they do. Maybe that’s the secret to my speed is that I run not the way everybody else runs.”
As the 49ers prepare to face Mahomes and the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII, they must devise a strategy to contain his dual-threat capabilities, both through the air and on the ground, if they aspire to emerge victorious.