Patrick Mouratoglou admits experiencing playoff failure made this Super Bowl victory sweeter. In the 2019 season, Mahomes won his first Super Bowl after leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a win over the San Francisco 49ers.
The following season, Mahomes led the Chiefs to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances but this time they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last year, the Chiefs suffered a surprise loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game.
After two brutal ends to the Chiefs' playoffs run, Mahomes won his second Super Bowl this past Sunday after leading the Chiefs to a 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mahomes: Playoff failure made me appreciate this Super Bowl win more
“The first Super Bowl I thought was — obviously, I didn’t win it the first year that I started.
But the first Super Bowl was kind of like, ‘This is amazing. We won the Super Bowl.’ Just happy, just like a little kid winning a prize at the fair. Whereas this one, you’ve dealt with failure. You understand how hard it is to get back on this stage and win this game.
I mean, I played in a Super Bowl where I got blown out. Got all hyped up and then you go out there and you don’t do anything. And then I lose in the AFC Championship Game in overtime when I thought we had a chance to win the Super Bowl that year.
And to have a full, brand-new team and have to go through the strain of being better and better every single day, it gives you a greater appreciation for winning this game," Mahomes said, per Pro Football Talk. Last week, Mahomes admitted he would like to beat Tom Brady's record of seven Super Bowl wins. At 27, Mahomes has two Super Bowl wins and many expect him to be a dominant force for many more years.