Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid knocked on the Super Bowl door countless times throughout his career, but it took partnering with a generational talent under center for the big man to finally get his ring. With the San Francisco 49ers holding a 20-10 lead heading into the fourth quarter, Patrick Mahomes and his stacked receiving corps mounted a remarkable comeback.
With just seven minutes remaining in the game and the ball on their own 35-yard line, the Chiefs faced a crucial 3rd-and-15 on what very well could have been their last chance to climb back into the game. Never one to shy away from the big moment, the then-24-year-old quarterback launched a bomb downfield that found speedy wide receiver Tyreek Hill for a 44-yard gain.
Mahomes marched the Chiefs downfield for two touchdown drives in a four-minute span, reclaiming the lead for Kansas City for the first time in the second half. And on the Chiefs' next possession, running back Damien Williams all but cemented the victory with a 38-yard touchdown run.
But that massive conversion on 3rd-and-15 was the spark that catalyzed the rest of Kansas City's comeback. And later, coaches revealed that Mahomes was the one who called the successful play.
The QB earned MVP honors after throwing for 286 yards and two touchdowns on 26-of-42 passing. Reid, meanwhile, vowed to celebrate his first Super Bowl victory with "the biggest cheeseburger you've ever seen" and a night with his "trophy wife."