The Kansas City Chiefs spent the majority of Super Bowl 57 trying to chase down the Philadelphia Eagles.
But when it mattered most, Andy Reid, Eric Bieniemy and NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes came up big.
Mahomes first found wide receiver Kadarius Toney for a touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to give the Chiefs a 28-27 lead.
He then hit rookie Skyy Moore on what appeared to be the exact same play to extend the lead to 35-27. But as it turns out, things weren’t so simple.
On the touchdown pass to Moore, Kansas City was not lined up properly. Instead of taking a timeout and potentially allowing the Eagles to regroup, Mahomes improvised and flipped the play on the fly.
The result? A memorable touchdown that was immortalized by a mic’d up Mahomes on NFL Films.
Patrick Mahomes Drops Vulgar Response To Chiefs Lining Up Wrong On Skyy Moore TD
After the touchdown, Mahomes came to the sidelines to celebrate with his teammates when a coach alerted him that they were in the wrong formation. His response, however, was priceless.
Patrick Mahomes during the #Chiefs Super Bowl leading touchdown.
"F**k it, I don't know."pic.twitter.com/SasN0yG2Tb
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 16, 2023
Mahomes says that he knew the team was lined up wrong. He then told injured running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire that he opted to run the play anyway.
“I went to motion this dude on the other side,” he began. “KT (Kadarius Toney) pointed that way. I was like ‘fuck it, I don’t know.’ ”
Another teammate then approached Mahomes, who continued “the play was in the wrong formation! The clock was running down. I looked over (and said), I don’t know, we’ll run.”
As it turns out, he made the right choice. Moore walked into the end zone untouched.
It was the final touchdown of an otherwise back-and-forth contest and allowed Kansas City to control the tempo of the game the rest of the way.
Just another story to the rapidly growing Patrick Mahomes legend.