Patrick Mahomes’ message to Jalen Hurts after Super Bowl 57 was all class

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles talks with Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles talks with Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes and Eagles’ Jalen Hurts each gave his all in Super Bowl LVII, and afterward, the two franchise quarterbacks shared a nice sentiment.

The Kansas City Chiefs narrowly bested the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in one of the best Super Bowls of recent history. The game had everything from controversial calls to crazy big plays to a sparkling halftime show by Rihanna, yet the highlight to many fans was the incredible quarterback play on both sides.

Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, who appeared to aggravate his ankle injury in the first half, threw for 187 yards and three touchdowns, a pretty middling stat line for Mahomes’ standards but good enough to win him a second career Super Bowl.

Yet even Mahomes was outplayed by Eagles’ Jalen Hurts, who made history with his 70 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. Other than an unfortunate fumble, Hurts capped off his productive 2022 season with a Super Bowl to remember, throwing for 304 passing yards and making easy work of the Chiefs’ leaky pass defense.

Footage of Hurts quickly running off the field at the end of the game and seemingly snubbing Mahomes for the post-game handshake has sparked a mild controversy, but it turns out the two quarterbacks shared a more private moment in the building after the Chiefs’ celebrations.

Patrick Mahomes shows respect to Jalen Hurts after Super Bowl LVII thriller

Mahomes’ message to Hurts was short and sweet:

The Chiefs may have won Super Bowl LVII, but as corny as it sounds, the Eagles got something out of the game too: their quarterback of the future.

Jalen Hurts’ arrival in Philly was shrouded in controversy from the moment he was drafted, and many Eagles fans are currently eating their words after watching Hurts put together a historic performance.

Hurts was criticized earlier this season for being carried by his elite supporting cast which consisted of a stacked defense, a talented receiver unit, and a No. 1 offensive line in the league. On Sunday, it was Hurts who carried the team with his clutch third-down throws and well-designed end zone runs.

It’s a shame the Mahomes-Hurts showdown had to be marred by one highly questionable call. At the end of the day, Mahomes’ words ring true: It was, truly, a hell of a game.

This surely won’t be the last time Mahomes and Hurts compete at the highest level. They’ll both be back.

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