After a week of being questionable for Sunday’s AFC Championship game due to an ankle injury, Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, is giving God the credit for helping him lead his team to victory.
In a last minute 23-20 win against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Chiefs sealed their ticket to the Super Bowl for the third time in four years.
Mahomes played the full game on an injured right ankle, something he says he was only able to do because of God.
“I wanna thank God man, he healed my body this week and gave me the strength to be out here,” he told CBS reporter Tracy Wolfson in a LIVE post-game interview.
In Sunday’s post-game press conference, Mahomes said he wasn’t expecting to be able to run on [the ankle] as much due to limited mobility. Still, the 27-year-old managed to move the ball forward, throwing for 326 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s game.
This isn’t the first time Mahomes has been outspoken about his faith in God. After winning Super Bowl LIV in 2020 and being named Super Bowl MVP, Mahomes put God in the spotlight, praising Him for his success and being the Rock upon which he stands.
The all-star QB explained that he tries daily to humble himself and glorify God in all that he does. Regardless of how he performs, Mahomes knows that all He does in Christ is counted as success, and all done merely by his own strength is counted as loss. Knowing where his identity rests allows him to keep his ‘head held high.’
“Doing what I do every single day, and then knowing that as long I’m doing everything the right way, the way that He’d want me to do it, then I can walk off the field with my head held high and be able to be the man that I’m supposed to be,” said Mahomes. “It’s given me a lot of blessing in my life and I’m trying to maximize and glorify Him in everything I do.”
In an interview on the field, Mahomes shared that his team never lost faith throughout the duration of their hard-fought road to football’s biggest stage.
“We never lost faith, that’s the biggest thing,” said Mahomes. “Everybody on this team, no one has their head down and we believe in each other and that’s what we preached all year long.”