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Monday, February 13th, 2023
PATRICK MAHOMES AND ANDY REID SPEAK WITH PETER KING AFTER SUPER BOWL LVII VICTORY IN THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF “FMIA”
“Whatever it was, I wasn’t coming out of the game. This is the Super Bowl. You think I’m coming out of this game? We got all off-season to get well. We had only two quarters left to play, and we had to find a way to win.” – Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on his ankle injury in the second quarter
“This game stamped Mahomes without question as this game’s best and brightest quarterback, leader and franchise linchpin.” – Peter King
“I cannot be more impressed with Jalen Hurts as a player, a leader, a competitor.” – King
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 13, 2023 – Peter King speaks with the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVII MVP Patrick Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid in this week’s edition of Football Morning in America, available now exclusively on NBCSports.com. King also chronicles the Chiefs’ thrilling 38-35 win over the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII, Kansas City’s offensive play calling, Jalen Hurts’ dynamic performance, and more.
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The following are highlights from this week’s edition of Football Morning in America:
SUPER BOWL LVII
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes to King on the ankle injury he sustained during the second quarter: “I knew it wasn’t good…Whatever it was, I wasn’t coming out of the game. This is the Super Bowl. You think I’m coming out of this game? We got all off-season to get well. We had only two quarters left to play, and we had to find a way to win.”
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on what he told his team at halftime with the Chiefs trailing 24-14: “Ten points. Ten points isn’t a lot. We’re just off a tick.”
Mahomes on what he told his teammates at halftime: “We weren’t playing with our normal joy. I said you can’t let the moment overtake you.”
Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney on Kansas City’s offensive play-calling: “We work hard every day to know the [defensive] personnel, to know exactly how they’re going to play us. We try to go out there and exploit it.”
Peter King on Mahomes congratulating WR Skyy Moore after the win: “He hugged TD-scorer (Skyy) Moore, who’s had some tough moments this year, and said, ‘Waited till the last game, huh? Love you! Way to get it in there!’ I mean, what do you think that means to a rookie like Skyy Moore, having a two-time MVP and Super Bowl MVP look you in the eye, hug you, and tell you that?”
Reid on if he’s going to retire: “I’m not.”
King on Eagles QB Jalen Hurts: “I cannot be more impressed with Jalen Hurts as a player, a leader, a competitor…Philadelphia GM Howie Roseman has a lot of tough decisions to make on his roster, but how good must he feel to know that he invested a low second-round pick in a backup QB in 2020 and what he has now is a long-term quarterback who is the envy of every franchise in football?”
King on what this game means for the Chiefs and Eagles: “This game stamped Mahomes without question as this game’s best and brightest quarterback, leader and franchise linchpin. The Eagles are close, with (Jalen) Hurts. Very close. But Mahomes willed this team to its second Super Bowl in four seasons. I sincerely doubt he’s done.”
King on the Eagles’ future: “I think the Eagles will be back. Often. That is a team with a 41-year-old coach and a 24-year-old low-ego franchise quarterback and a 47-year-old GM, and Nick Sirianni, Jalen Hurts and Howie Roseman will be sure to build this team to last.”
KING’S SUPER BOWL LVII AWARDS
Offensive Players of the Week: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City, & Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia
King on Mahomes: “Two Super Bowl victories and three appearances by age 27 — not bad for the KC phenom. Almost regardless of the outcome, the Mahomes legend grew Sunday.”
King on Hurts: “What a back-and-forth between two great players. Hurts, in his first (of several?) Super Bowl, ran for TDs of one, four and two yards, and threw a lovely rainbow TD pass of 45 yards to A.J. Brown…His 70 rushing yards set the record for most by a quarterback in a Super Bowl.”
Defensive Player of the Week: Nick Bolton, Kansas City
King on Bolton: “What a day for the active linebacker from Missouri, and it was one overturned play from being one of the historic defensive performances in Super Bowl history…Not bad for a guy (Chiefs GM) Brett Veach picked 58th overall in 2021.”
Coach of the Week: Andy Reid, Kansas City
King on Reid: “He now sits one win behind Tom Landry on the all-time victories list, including playoffs, and has a team of players who think he’s some combination of father figure and genius coach. It’s a good time to be Andy Reid.”
Special Teams Player of the Week: Kadarius Toney, Kansas City
Goats of the Week: Jonathan Gannon, defensive coordinator, Philadelphia, & Isaac Seumalo, Philadelphia
King on Gannon: “Fool him once on a fake jet motion, fine. Twice? Not good…That’s something you’d forgive the Philadelphia play-callers for once. Twice? No way.”
NEWS & NOTES
NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders on why Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback ever: “Just the will that he had. The will. The way. What he brought to the game. And his fire and his passion. I’ve never heard anybody, a player, say anything negative about how he attacked the game. He’s a winner. He’s a darn winner. Once upon a time for me it was (Joe) Montana. It was Joe. Shoot, it was Joe. But Brady with the Super Bowl wins eclipsed that.”
King on potential future Super Bowl locations: “I’d bet a lot that one of the two games after (Super Bowl LIX in New Orleans in 2025), in 2026 or ’27, will go to Los Angeles. The NFL loved the venue, the city and the facilities last year at SoFi, and the idea when the place was built was to give LA a game once every four or five years.”
King on Raiders QB Derek Carr: “I think New Orleans is the perfect place for Derek Carr.”
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A new “Football Morning in America” posts every Monday morning exclusively on NBCSports.com through the NFL season. It was announced in May 2019 that King signed an exclusive agreement with NBC Sports Group that included writing a weekly Monday morning NFL column for NBCSports.com; making regular appearances on PFT Live with Mike Florio; and continuing to contribute to Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports.