Why KC Chiefs Will Repeat as Champs – Number 1: Now it’s possible
It’s no small secret the agony that Chiefs fans have felt over the last five decades. After the team hit the ground running in their first decade of existence, two decades of really poor football ensued.
The 1990s provided some hope with head coach Marty Schottenheimer, a pretty ferocious defense led by Derrick Thomas, and just a quarterback by the name of Joe Montana. While these teams had the ability to win it all, they just didn’t put it all together.
The years after that seemed to be defined by gut-wrenching playoff losses, to the point that it seemed like the Chiefs were cursed. It wasn’t uncommon to hear other teams’ fans say something to the effect that Kansas City will never be able to get it done.
Kansas City became defined by its ability to choke when the stakes were high. There was even a time late in this last Super Bowl that seemed like the night belonged to San Fransisco.
But then guys like Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Tyrann Mathieu, and Travis Kelce dug down deep and rediscovered a foundation that had been laid 50 years ago. Something happened during Super Bowl LIV that changed the entire trajectory of this franchise.
This team clawed their way back, from good coaching to players exerting their will to win, and the Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in five decades. It was like a war had ended and what seemed to be impossible became possible.
Seeing Clark Hunt with a Lombardi Trophy raised over his head eased the pain of all those heartbreaking losses over the years. The Kansas City Chiefs are no longer choke artists but rather, they are overcomers.
Three incredible comeback victories last postseason, with the most important being the Super Bowl, seems to have broken the chains of years of defeat as the Chiefs fulfilled their destiny. The reason that Chiefs will repeat in 2020 is simple – it’s now possible.