Chiefs Notes: Super Bowl, Mahomes, Reid

For the first time in 50 years, the Chiefs are champs. And, after their thrilling come-from-behind victory, many say the Chiefs won’t have to wait nearly as long for their next Super Bowl trophy.

Two, three, four – we’re going to build a dynasty here,” defensive tackle Chris Jones said last night (via Nancy Armour of USA Today). “To see that confetti fall – but this ain’t the only time. Kansas City, we’re fixing to build something special here.”

The dynasty is just starting,” tight end Travis Kelce declared. “We’re motivated to do it again. For sure.”

Building a dynasty in the NFL is easier said than done, but the Chiefs are loaded with talent (especially on offense) and have their core players all signed for the foreseeable future. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype, but it’s also hard to dismiss the possibility that we could be witnessing the start of a dominant run for Kansas City.

Here’s more on the champs:

  • After winning the biggest prize in football, Patrick Mahomes reiterated his desire to stay with the Chiefs. “That’s stuff that’s handled with other people,” Mahomes said. “Obviously, I want to be in Kansas City a long time. I want to win a lot of football games.” The Chiefs, obviously, want to lock Mahomes down for years to come, but they don’t necessarily have to hammer out an extension this offseason. Mahomes still has one more year to go on his rookie deal – after that, the Chiefs can use the fifth-year option to hold him through 2021. When the deal finally happens, Mahomes could become the league’s first $200MM+ player with average yearly salaries in excess of $40MM/year.
  • Head coach Andy Reid, who secured his first Super Bowl trophy at the age of 61, isn’t thinking about retiring anytime soon. “I’ve got this young quarterback over here that makes life easy,” said Reid, in reference to Mahomes. Thanks to the extension he signed a few years back, the Chiefs have Reid under contract through the 2021 season.
  • Before the Super Bowl, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy confirmed that he is still eyeing a head coaching job. Given what he’s helped to build in KC, his big break can’t be far off.
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32 comments on “Chiefs Notes: Super Bowl, Mahomes, Reid

  1. Vin Scully

    All it takes is for a low hit to their QB and dynasty is over. Maybe they should enjoy this one before they start talking about the next one.

    • TJECK109

      Yeah I’m sure you’d be saying that if your team had just won. The same can be said for every team in the NFL

      • gozurman1

        Exactly. See how well things turned out for the Steelers when Roethlisberger went down for the year in game 2 (actually most likely he was hurt in the 1st game against the Pats but he never said anything till it was hurting too bad in week 2.) Most teams do not carry a backup that can be expected to step in and lead the team with not much drop off. Many are like the Steelers were and have someone that is older and not much left in the tank or someone young without any experience. Let them enjoy the moment!

        • chiefsfan83

          everybody knows you’re not going to win a Superbowl with your QB one gets hurt. these are not epiphanies here…

    • TJECK109

      The way Shanahan screwed time management in the SB again you should be upset he isn’t going elsewhere

      • BAINES03

        Reid used to be the guy that choked come playoff time… looks like he handed that right off to Shanahan. Two super bowl appearances, two times he turtled.

  2. leprechaun

    It’s a league based on health and that can change in one game. Not just Mahomes but take any 2 top guys away on the offensive side and it could get dicey. Every team thinks it’s going to repeat but if it was that easy it would happen more often. That guy in New England isn’t to shabby and how often has he repeated?
    As for Kyle yes lots of questions need be answered but Pete Carroll for throwing on the half yard line still holds title for biggest choke job.

  3. echozulu88

    I do love that the highly prized free agent is saying dynasty, he better resign with KC then lol

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      Easy answer, both. SF outplayed them (pretty convincingly) for 3-1/2 quarters… They likely won’t need to be reminded again that football games are 60 minutes long and 50 good minutes isn’t always good enough. KC has to be lauded for their belief in themselves; just because an opportunity exists doesn’t always mean a team capitalizes on it, but KC took the few minutes that were gifted to them and made the absolute most of them.

      Also, Garapolo is going to need to learn to work under pressure from the D-line if he’s going to be a top tier QB. So far he hasn’t proven he can handle defensive pressure.

      • Ironman_4life

        I also agree. 49ers made really nice plAys until 4th quarter and then scrapped the playbook.

      • brucewayne

        KC’s defense is what kept them in the game the 2nd half ! They held the Niners running game in check & only allowed 10 points ! That’s what gave KC the chance to come back and win!

  4. petersdylan36

    This injury conversation is silly as it can and will happen to every team.
    The difference is how the team is built. This team is built for many Super Bowl runs. They won’t win every time or maybe again, but they look the part for the next 5 years at least.

    What has to be understood is there is a little bit of luck involved in every Super Bowl winning season. Little breaks that fall your way, including staying healthy.

    One break the chiefs got was the patriots losing to the dolphins week 17. Had the patriots won, the chiefs would not have had a bye.

    I’m not saying the chiefs don’t deserve the win, as I think they are a great team, but there is always luck involved.

  5. crosseyedlemon

    Congratulations to Andy Reid on finally getting a ring. An excellent job of coaching Sunday even though there wasn’t the 65 toss power trap and the “lets go rats” encouragement that Hank Stram was noted for.

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      I was impressed with how many of the players he coached in the past expressed their happiness at Reid getting a ring. Hearing from a sportscaster that a coach is a respected and beloved figure is one thing, but hearing it from his players is the acid test. I didn’t see one single interview with a Chiefs player postgame that didn’t include respect for Reid.

      • crosseyedlemon

        Surviving in a “what have you done for us lately” league as long as Andy has, earns you plenty of respect but he also saved the career of players like Mike Vick so that means a lot too. I think his 2015 coaching effort ranks among the best of all time. Chiefs were 1-5, had just lost Jamaal Charles for the season, yet he rallied the team and led them on a 11 game winning streak. Not many coaches could do that.

  6. Ironman_4life

    I know it sucks and you can never be upset about someone wanting more but god i wish Eric would stay in KC. Best OC we have ever had.

  7. rodster

    SF defensive backs threw the game, played so far off receivers, it was embarrassing. Las Vegas boys made a mint.

    • I don’t know about that. The 49er DB’s couldn’t run with Tyreek Hill and one other Chiefs receiver. And were burned for it. They had no choice but to play off or get left behind on full TD post patterns.

  8. Dodgethis

    There is no dynasty because you win one time in 50 years. The hyperbole these days… If history tells us anything mahomes will get hurt next pre season and the cheifs won’t be above 500 for a few years. A dynasty… Lol…

    • Ironman_4life

      Its Chiefs. One dimensional ? Decent running game, awesome special teams, best defense after week 9, I guess if you combine all those in the one yeah that does make sense

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