Now it’s time to nominate Patrick Mahomes as the comeback king. The Kansas City Chiefs superstar has the numbers to back it up.
In Super Bowl 58 on Sunday, Mahomes and the Chiefs trailed by 10 points in the second quarter.
They were down by seven points at halftime, 10-3, and the San Francisco 49ers appeared to have the momentum to win the contest.
However, the Chiefs wouldn’t be denied of back-to-back Super Bowl titles, as Mahomes led an intense second-half comeback to force overtime against the 49ers.
After Brock Purdy and Co. scored a field goal during their chance on offense in OT, Kansas City responded with a Mecole Hardman TD pass from Mahomes to secure the 25-22 victory.
With the incredible come-from-behind win, Mahomes has now improved his postseason record in playoff games when he’s trailing by at least seven points to 9-2.
Apparently, no other quarterback has a winning record in such scenario since 1950, per X user Dedication Hoops.
It’s definitely a rather wild stat that speaks volumes of how mentally tough and physically talented Mahomes is. He was created for the big stage, and no one disputes that.
For what it’s worth, Patrick Mahomes has now been by double digits in all four Super Bowls he has played in during his career.
He is 3-1 in such situations if you count wins over the 49ers, and his only loss appears to have come to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2020 season.
In fact, it’s no exaggeration to say that Mahomes is the comeback king of the NFL and no one else comes close.