Strategic Play Call:
Mahomes recounts an 18-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce during the Super Bowl LVII, a play not initially planned for the game due to its overuse in recent matches.
The Chiefs noticed the Eagles' tendencies, opting for man-to-man coverage or Cover 4 Zone in red-zone situations, allowing favorable matchups for Kelce against a single defender.
Success Against Expected Coverages:
The play's success hinged on the Eagles playing man coverage, confirming the Chiefs' prediction. Mahomes executed a fake before throwing to Kelce for the touchdown.
Belief and Confidence:
The success wasn't just about strategy; it was the shared confidence and belief among the Chiefs' coaching staff and players in executing this play.
Mahomes views this play as his favorite from the Super Bowl, highlighting the blend of strategic planning and team confidence that made it memorable