Patrick Mahomes spoke about his devout Christian faith and how it affects his play on the field during a media event in the lead-up to Super Bowl LVII.
In an interview clip shared on YouTube by KMBC 9, an ABC affiliate, Mahomes said the following:
“My Christian faith plays a role in everything I do. I mean, I always ask God to lead me in the right direction and let me be who I am for His name. So, it has a role in everything I do and, obviously, it will be on a huge stage in the Super Bowl that He’s given me and I want to make sure I want to make sure I’m glorifying Him while I do it.”
This quote comes following an AFC Championship win in which an injured Patrick Mahomes battled through the pain to bring his team to this Super Bowl appearance. After that game, he showed that even at the highest of highs, he still keeps this God-first mindset. In an on-field interview after the final whistle blew, Mahomes had this to say, according to The American Tribune:
“First off, I wanna thank God, man. He healed my body this week to battle through that. He gave me the strength to be out here.”
It sounds like God has continued to heal that injured ankle that was ailing Mahomes a couple of weeks ago. Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Mahomes gave an update on the injury in an exchange shared by ESPN:
“You won’t know exactly how it is until you get to game day. I mean, I definitely move around better than I was moving last week or two weeks ago. So, it’s just trying to continue to get the treatment and the rehab and get it as close to 100% and then rely on some adrenaline to let me do a little bit extra when I’m on the field.”
Following the AFC Championship game where Mahomes was seen hopping on one leg after plays, this is a certain improvement to the ankle. The entire Chiefs roster is battered with injuries and will be reliant on a strong performance by the quarterback who has already brought the Lombardi trophy to Kansas City in the past.
NFL expert Geoff Schwartz gave his prediction for the game, which culminated in him choosing the Chiefs, before explaining that the whole game will ultimately boil down to Mahomes. This is what he said to Fox Sports:
“I’m going to side with the team with the best quarterback in this game, and that’s Kansas City with Patrick Mahomes. Yes, the Eagles have advantages on the offensive and defensive lines, but the Chiefs have multiple All-Pros on their lines as well. The Philly defense has played well this season, but it hasn’t played anyone close to the caliber of this Kansas City offense.”
The first things that many fans will look for on Sunday is the mobility of Mahomes, but it sounds like he is ready to put that into the hands of someone far greater than himself.
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