The Chiefs continued their celebrations of Sunday’s Super Bowl victory in Missouri on Wednesday with a parade through the streets of Kansas City and a rally at which two-time Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes informed the crowd that he intended to see them in the same location next year.
Mahomes, who was named MVP of both the NFL season and the Super Bowl, praised the Chiefs’ fans at the rally and stated that more significant victories are anticipated in the future.
“This is only the start. Mahomes stated to the large crowd gathered in front of Union Station, “We ain’t done yet.” Therefore, I will ensure that I return next year, and I hope the crowd is the same.
It was anticipated that between 800,000 and 1 million fans would line the streets to celebrate the Chiefs’ most recent Super Bowl victory in 2020, and early indications suggested that number would likely be matched.
Even though the parade started at noon local time, some fans had been waiting by the side of the road since 6 a.m. CT to be in a good spot to watch it.
As the Chiefs’ team buses moved in a line through the streets, the celebrations got off to a somewhat orderly start. However, as the players got off to celebrate with the fans, the buses quickly became separated from one another.
While others gave ecstatic supporters beers, others took selfies, signed autographs, and extended hugs.
Travis Kelce, the boisterous tight end and hype man, once more enthralled the crowd by saying, We take care of this for you, Chiefs Kingdom. Additionally, we adore each and every time you shake the Arrowhead Stadium.
He thanked the Chiefs’ organization, his teammates, and the fans, declaring that this was the best season of his life.
He said, “Everyone’s asking if this is a dynasty, it’s been a dynasty,” referring to the team’s three Super Bowl appearances and two titles over the course of five seasons.
QB has MVP award in one hand and cold beverage in another
Before the parade, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles announced in a bar that anyone present would receive a free Bud Light—as long as they were at least 21 years old. This became something of a trend.
As Chiefs defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi carried the storied Vince Lombardi Trophy to where the fans were lined up, a few lucky fans even got to touch it.
When Kelce, accompanied by his now-famous mother Donna, and Mahomes, who were both wearing WWE World Championship belts, passed by giving high fives, the crowd went into a frenzy.
Mahomes in particular appeared to be having a great time, dancing at the back of the bus while holding a beer and his MVP award.
Trey Smith wore a shirt that read, “0 sacks,” while Orlando Brown Jr. wore a shirt that read, “0 sacks, put it on a f****** t-shirt.” The Chiefs offensive line even had a special set of t-shirts made for the occasion.
It was evidently a matter of great pride to keep Mahomes from being fired in the Super Bowl despite his ankle injury.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, was still upsetting the Eagles the day before the parade.
On his Twitter account, Smith-Schuster shared a fictitious Valentine’s Day card with the caption “I’ll hold you when it matters most” and the face of Philadelphia’s James Bradberry.
The sarcastic post made fun of Bradberry’s controversial holding penalty for grabbing Smith-Schuster’s jersey late in the Super Bowl’s fourth quarter.
The penalty allowed the Chiefs to score a field goal that won them the championship.
AJ Brown, a wide receiver for the Eagles, was not overly impressed by Smith-Schuster’s tweet.
He responded on Twitter, “First off, congratulations.” You all merit it. This is stupid. Before Mahomes revived your career with his one-year deal with the Tik-Tok boy, you were on your way out of the league.
He acknowledged that he grabbed you, but don’t act like that or ever have been. But again, congratulations!
Twitter users were enthralled by Brown’s remark that he was a “Tik Tok boy,” referring to Smith-Schuster’s habit of performing dance routines made famous by the social media app while playing football.