After watching the Kansas City Chiefs lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, it was hard to not feel really good. Even watching Tom Brady win another championship couldn’t dampen the happiness with seeing Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid fall short of a historical repeat.
On the MHR Radio Podcast, Ian St. Clair and I basked in the glow of a world that didn’t include the Chiefs as defending champions.
And while the glow was still warm, it could only last for so long. Ian was still riding high on the fact that Andy Reid couldn’t put together a successful game plan. My thoughts, however, had shifted to something less pleasant.
I kept going back to this nagging feeling. I watched Mahomes scramble like a squirrel dodging traffic. He extended plays, running for his life, and made throws that even shocked his receivers, who were so surprised, they often dropped them.
Ten to fifteen. That is the sentence for Broncos Country. For the next 10-15 years, Mahomes will be an obstacle to overcome. He will give his team a legitimate chance to win every week. The AFC West will go through KC every year. This must be what being a Chiefs fan felt like in the 80s and 90s.
I also kept thinking about what Tom Brady had just done. Arriving in Tampa Bay, he led a 7-9 team in 2019 to the playoffs, and a Super Bowl run. The only real difference on that team was Brady.
The Bucs were a talented team. They were held back by bad QB play. In 2020 it was Tom Brady to the rescue, and we all know how that played out.
One positive that came from watching that Super Bowl was the knowledge that winning doesn’t mean you have to find a QB that can throw it 30 yards while horizontal to the ground.
That’s about where it all ends. Until the QB question is answered, the Broncos are no closer to making a playoff run.