Brady also had 2 bad picks in that game. Another parallel.I said in the moment that the MVP should have been Damien Williams, but I've come around on it being Mahomes. I think it was Kornheiser on PTI that said it, but when you've got your hands on the steering wheel of a 4th quarter comeback, from a deficit that nobody besides Tom Brady and the Patriots has been able to overcome in a Super Bowl, and you reel off three straight TD drives.....that's a pretty big motza ball. Mahomes had the two bad picks, but he also had 141 yards passing and 2 TDs in the 4th quarter. He came up big when he had to.
That 3rd and 15 pass is the stuff of legend. Even better was that, according to a story I think was on The Ringer (maybe The Athletic? I'll have to see if I can find it), Mahomes specifically told Reid to save that play call for when they were in an absolutely got to have it situation. They needed it and they got it.
There are a few parallels between how this game played out and the Pats-Seahawks Super Bowl, which was noted in the game thread by several posters, but that play was somewhat reminiscent of the 3rd and long pass Brady made to Edelman in that game, where he got absolutely blown up but still held onto the ball. It was looking dire, 10 point deficit, facing a 3rd and long.... and then bam. Right back in it. The rest is history.