Philadelphia Eagles QB breaks silence on Mahomes after Kansas City Chiefs loss
The thrilling Super Bowl LVII in which the Kansas City Chiefs won 38-35 against the Philadelphia Eagles left some unfinished stories after it was noted that the quarterbacks did not shake hands on the gridiron at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, but Jalen Hurts finally had words for Patrick Mahomes.
Hurts shined in the Super Bowl by totaling 304 yards through the air, one touchdown pass and three touchdowns on the ground, a performance worthy of the MVP, which was awarded to Mahomes, as the winner of the duel, with 182 yards and three touchdown passes.
The Eagles quarterback attended as a guest at the NFL’s annual ‘101 Awards’, where 101 members of the U.S. media chose him as the best offensive player in the National Conference.
At the gala, Harold Kuntz, a journalist from Fox 4, questioned him about Mahomes, after losing the Super Bowl against the Chiefs.
“He is always been a great player,” said Hurts.
“Always had a lot of respect for him. Being a Texas kid. Obviously, I always support any Texas kid.
“You know, it’s a special bond when you come from the state of Texas and you play the position (quarerback). I’ve always had a lot of respect for him.”
Mahomes and Hurts made history by becoming the first pair of African-American quarterbacks to face each other in a Super Bowl.
Unfortunately, there was a notable absence of an image of a handshake after the end of the Chiefs-Eagles duel.
According to an article published by the New York Post, not greeting each other was a matter of timing after the end of the game and after celebrating on the field, Mahomes went to the locker room and on the way he met Hurts, shook his hand and congratulated him for a “great game”, all according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Mahomes did have words for his rival after beating him in the Super Bowl and noted his great performance, in which he was involved in four touchdowns.
The quarterback highlighted the way he played in such an important game.
“If there were any doubts left, there shouldn’t be now. The way he stepped up on this stage, ran, threw the ball, whatever it took for his team to win, it was a special performance that I don’t want to miss in the loss they had,” Mahomes said of Hurts.