Desire to be the Best
Mahomes has said on many occasions that, simply put, he wants to be the best, and the sky is quite literally the limit when it comes to Mahomes. There is nothing to say he couldn’t be the best to ever play the position, and 2021 just gives him even more of a chance to prove it and add on to his already sterling resume.
I briefly highlighted Mahomes’ accolades at the beginning of this piece, but it is true that it has been two years since Mahomes took home league MVP honors, and it is time he reasserted himself by doing so once again.
Mahomes was briefly in the MVP conversation last season, but it then shifted to Russell Wilson, to Josh Allen, and then finally to Aaron Rodgers where it remained for the rest of the season and Mahomes slipped back into the fold. Indeed, it seemed like the media was throwing a bit of shade at Mahomes and company last season, saying that the league was “figuring him out” and that he was “a mere mortal” and other ridiculous statements.
As I mentioned before, Mahomes is a pro, and he would never be one to take the bait. However, that doesn’t mean that the comments and slight tones of disrespect went unnoticed by him and the Chiefs.
I can’t think of a better way for Mahomes and the Chiefs to remind the league just who they are. Mahomes having another record-shattering year that would lead to his second league MVP in four years, winning the AFC west for a sixth consecutive time, maintaining their title as AFC champs, and regaining their title as Super Bowl champions, I believe that not only are all those things possible, I think they are rather likely.