Patrick Mahomes likes playing the ‘villain role’ as Chiefs prepare for Super Bowl LVIII
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The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to become the first NFL team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots accomplished the feat in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
Kansas City will play in its fourth Super Bowl in five years against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in Las Vegas as the NFL’s current dynasty continues.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes runs in front of Miami Dolphins cornerback Eli Apple during the wild-card playoff game on Jan. 13, 2024, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
Speaking with Nate Burleson of CBS, Mahomes said the Chiefs have felt the hate this season as their winning ways have continued.
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"You definitely have gotten that sense this year," Mahomes said. "I think this is the year that actually has kind of came out that way. That’s part of it. You turn into that villain, you turn into that team that everybody doesn’t want to win.
"You have to embrace that too, in order to be great. And I think you’ve seen the greats do that in every sport whenever they start building dynasties and stuff like that. And we want to do that, and we want to stamp out this Super Bowl win."
Mahomes said he has embraced the villain role this season as the Chiefs were forced to go on the road in the NFL Playoffs for the first time since he took over under center in Kansas City.
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"I do, man," Mahomes said when asked if he likes playing the "villain role."
Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs on the sideline before the Buffalo Bills game at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Dec. 10, 2023, in Kansas City.