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Patrick Mahomes, Brittany Matthews announce birth of daughter Sterling

Patrick Mahomes Brittany Matthews

Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews announced on Sunday the birth of their daughter.

Matthews shared a photo on social media of a necklace that read “Sterling.” They shared that their daughter, Sterling Skye Mahomes, was born on Saturday.

This is the first child for Mahomes and Matthews, who have been together since high school.

Matthews became pregnant last year shortly after Mahomes signed his long-term contract extension with the Chiefs. The two got engaged soon thereafter, and they were expecting the birth to take place not too long after the Super Bowl. Sterling was born exactly two weeks after her father’s team faced the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

Funny video perfectly depicts Patrick Mahomes’ plight during Super Bowl

Patrick Mahomes Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes battled on Sunday even though his team lost 31-9 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl.

Mahomes’ statistics were bad, especially by his standards. He was 26/49 for 270 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions. He rushed five times for 33 yards. But those watching the game know the stats don’t tell the whole story.

The real story is that Mahomes was scrambling for his life all game due to his Kansas City Chiefs missing many of their top offensive linemen. He tried to make plays happen, but his receivers uncharacteristically dropped passes.

Real Dockery posted this video on TikTok that captures Mahomes’ plight perfectly.

Yup, they nailed it.

Despite getting beat so badly, and despite the officials, the drops, and the injuries, Mahomes still had a great response to losing the big game.

H/T SpinMax

Patrick Mahomes had great response to losing Super Bowl

Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes’ response to losing the Super Bowl is just another example of what makes him a special player.

Mahomes had one of his worst statistical games as a pro, and suffered his worst loss since college, in his Chiefs’ 31-9 defeat against the Buccaneers on Sunday. Rather than complain about the referees, or his beat-up offensive line, or his teammates dropping passes, Mahomes focused on something else.

Mahomes said on Monday that he would be focusing on how to improve himself.

“[Starting] today, I’m going to do whatever I can to look at the film and find ways to get better,” Mahomes said.

You have to love that attitude. There are so many things Mahomes could have been upset about from the game. He could have sulked or been disappointed. Instead, he’s resolved to get better.

Mahomes and his teammates also have the inspiration they may need entering next season.

“We have a lot of great leaders on this team. Being a competitor, you’re going to lose games, but it’s about how you respond…Our guys understand that and they’re ready to get back after it.”

Mahomes is 25, has already been to two Super Bowls and won one of them. His future is bright, especially with this attitude. But the loss may hurt him legacy-wise, especially if you ask Tony Romo.

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Video shows how in awe Bucs WRs were of Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes may have had a game to forget in the Super Bowl on Sunday, but that did not stop him from further earning the respect of his opponents.

Mahomes had to escape pressure numerous times in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-9 loss, which is the main reason his team was unable to find the end zone. Still, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller were in awe of Mahomes’ performance. NFL Films captured some of their reactions to the acrobatic plays Mahomes made.

Mahomes completed 26-of-49 passes for 270 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions. He made some jaw-dropping throws like the one you saw above where he was parallel to the ground, but Tampa Bay’s defense was simply too good for four quarters.

The reactions from Bucs players even as Mahomes wasn’t playing his best served as a reminder of just how talented he is. While he seemed to struggle in one particular area, he’ll almost certainly get another shot at a Lombardi Trophy in the future.

49ers GM John Lynch says not drafting this player will ‘haunt’ him

John Lynch

Every year we see players who are overlooked by multiple teams in the NFL Draft turn into stars at the next level. That is simply part of the process, but San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch admitted on Sunday that he is kicking himself over not drafting one player in particular.

Lynch attended Patrick Mahomes’ pro day at Texas Tech prior to the 2017 NFL Draft. The 49ers had the No. 2 overall pick that year, but Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan committed to not drafting a quarterback and building out the rest of the roster in their first season together. Lynch said on Sunday that he started to rethink that plan after watching Mahomes throw.

“I remember going to his pro day, doing my job, but really it’s kind of a smokescreen because we were going elsewhere,” Lynch told Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. “And then calling our head coach, Kyle, and saying, ‘We might want to rethink this,’ because he put on a show.”

Lynch said it was a windy day in Lubbock and he and other NFL executives were blown away by Mahomes’ passing ability. He recalled Mahomes throwing a ball what looked like 80 yards into the wind. Lynch also had dinner with Mahomes and said he is an “incredible kid.”

The 49ers signed Brian Hoyer to serve as a bridge quarterback in 2017. They traded back one spot in the draft to select defensive tackle Solomon Thomas, who has not panned out and is scheduled to become a free agent next month. San Francisco traded for Jimmy Garoppolo midway through the season.

The Kansas City Chiefs traded up to get Mahomes at No. 10, so plenty of teams missed on him. One prominent NFL coach called Mahomes the best QB prospect he has ever seen in the draft. Lynch obviously got a glimpse of that in 2017, and you can bet he wishes the 49ers abandoned their plan.

Brittany Matthews upset with ESPN over Patrick Mahomes posts

Patrick Mahomes Brittany Matthews

Brittany Matthews was not happy about her fiance Patrick Mahomes losing the Super Bowl on Sunday. And she was not happy with ESPN over a few social media posts they made during the game.

Matthews was upset that ESPN’s Twitter account posted a photo of Mahomes looking bewildered during the fourth quarter as his Kansas City Chiefs were losing to Tampa Bay.

She called them trash for posting another photo of Mahomes looking bummed out.

That’s where Matthews has it all wrong. She is a classic sore loser who has gotten so used to her amazing fiance winning that she doesn’t know how to handle things when they don’t go her way. Losing is part of the game, and if you want the love and praise when things go your way, you have to be prepared to handle the negativity when it’s not going your way. Her thinking that ESPN is supposed to show “support” for Mahomes no matter what shows she clearly doesn’t understand the media.

Matthews also complained about the refs, not unlike another Chiefs player’s girlfriend.

Patrick Mahomes surprisingly struggles against Buccaneers’ blitz in Super Bowl

Patrick Mahomes

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers leading the Kansas City Chiefs by double digits for most of the Super Bowl probably surprised most fans. The Chiefs getting called for a record amount of penalty yards probably surprised most fans. And another surprise from Sunday’s Super Bowl is how Patrick Mahomes struggled against the blitz against the Bucs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

Mahomes was so good against the blitz the rest of the season that many teams stopped blitzing him. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Mahomes had 17 touchdowns and no interceptions against the blitz prior to the Super Bowl. The Bucs got an interception off a blitz in the Super Bowl. They also had Mahomes 0-for-5 on pass attempts during blitzes at one point as well.

Mahomes was being held to one of his worst games ever through three quarters. The Bucs had him on the run and were utterly dominating the game.

Who saw that coming, and who saw Mahomes struggling so badly against the blitz?

Patrick Mahomes’ fiancee Brittany Matthews shares video from private plane to game

Patrick Mahomes Brittany Matthews

Patrick Mahomes’ fiancee Brittany Matthews arrived to the Super Bowl in style.

Matthews shared a video on Instagram of her and her entourage flying to the game in their private plane. You can also see her usual partner in crime, Jackson Mahomes, in the video.

Jackson Mahomes is Patrick’s younger brother. He has become a TikTok celebrity along with Matthews.

Matthews is pregnant with her and Patrick’s first child. Mahomes recently shared that their baby is due pretty soon.

Patrick Mahomes to undergo offseason surgery for this injury

Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes said this week that he will be at or close to 100 percent health for the Super Bowl, but the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback has been playing through an injury that is at least somewhat significant.

Mahomes has been dealing with a toe injury that he suffered in Kansas City’s win over the Cleveland Browns earlier in the postseason. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Sunday that Mahomes will see a foot specialist after the Super Bowl, and he is likely to undergo surgery. The belief is that the toe injury will not completely heal with only rest and rehab.

Mahomes said on Tuesday that his toe feels much better and should be “close to 100 percent” by game time, but he may be downplaying the issue. Minor injuries typically do not require surgery.

Mahomes played through the toe injury in the AFC Championship Game, and he still managed to throw for 325 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

There was a lot of talk about the injury that Mahomes suffered on this frightening hit against the Browns, but the toe has been a bigger concern. It did not seem to be a factor in the AFC Championship Game, however, so we would not expect it to hugely impact Mahomes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Sean Payton reveals best NFL Draft quarterback prospect he has ever seen

Sean Payton

Sean Payton is one of the best offensive coaches of the last two decades in the NFL. If anyone knows quarterbacks and how to put up big passing stats, it’s him. That’s why his opinion carries extra weight when it comes to evaluating quarterback talent.

And who is the best quarterback prospect he’s seen coming out of college? Payton told NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” that Patrick Mahomes takes that honor.

You may think it’s easy for Payton to say that now, especially when that type of consensus did not exist in 2017. But Payton has been a huge Mahomes backer even before the QB was a league MVP.

Mitchell Trubisky was taken No. 2 overall by the Bears that year. That’s widely acknowledged now to be a huge mistake. Mahomes went No. 10 to Kansas City after the Chiefs traded up to get him. Deshaun Watson was taken No. 12 by Houston. The Saints took Marshon Lattimore at No. 11.

Do you think Payton regrets not taking Mahomes? Maybe the Chiefs knew they had to beat Payton to the Mahomes pick.