Chiefs on the hunt for NFL’s elusive three-peat after becoming back-to-back Super Bowl champions


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The Kansas City Chiefs joined an elite firm once they overcame the San Francisco 49ers in additional time in Las Vegas on Sunday evening to turn out to be back-to-back Tremendous Bowl champions.

In doing so, they turned simply the eighth NFL workforce to efficiently defend their title in consecutive seasons.

Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the Lombardi Trophy after successful Tremendous Bowl LVIII, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photograph/Ashley Landis)

A comparatively lackluster season resulted in Kansas Metropolis getting into the massive recreation because the underdog – a notion that quarterback Patrick Mahomes rapidly dismissed whereas hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the third time in his profession.

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With three Super Bowl wins in simply 5 seasons, the Chiefs have actually earned their proper to a dynasty declare. However their streak may not but be over. 

“The purpose’s at all times been to get three, however we couldn’t get right here with out getting to 2 and having that concentrate on on our again all 12 months,” veteran tight finish Travis Kelce mentioned throughout the presentation of the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

“I couldn’t be extra happy with you guys,” he continued, talking on to his teammates. “And the way about it – we get an opportunity to do it 3 times in a row.”

Travis Kelce holds the Lombardi Trophy

Travis Kelce of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs holds the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Tremendous Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (Jamie Squire/Getty Photographs)

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“How do you get excited for that, child? You go social gathering in Las Vegas and get again to it!”

With that, the Chiefs are actually on the hunt for the elusive three-peat – a feat by no means completed by any NFL workforce.

Historical past of repeats

Solely eight groups have ever efficiently defended their title of reigning Tremendous Bowl champions, with the Pittsburgh Steelers being the one workforce to have ever executed it twice. The final back-to-back champion was the New England Patriots in 2003 and 2004. 

  1. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs – 2023, 2024
  2. New England Patriots – 2003, 2004
  3. Denver Broncos – 1997, 1998
  4. Dallas Cowboys – 1992, 1993
  5. San Francisco 49ers – 1988, 1989
  6. Pittsburgh Steelers – 1978, 1979 and 1974, 1975
  7. Miami Dolphins – 1972, 1973
  8. Inexperienced Bay Packers – 1966, 1967

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Offseason focus 

Chris Jones with fans

Chris Jones of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs shakes fingers with followers earlier than Tremendous Bowl LVIII. (Jamie Squire/Getty Photographs)

The largest issue impacting Kansas Metropolis’s possibilities for a three-peat shall be how the Chiefs form their roster within the offseason. 

Defensive deal with Chris Jones would be the prime focus as he’s set to turn out to be a free agent. Lengthy-term contract negotiations have been going down for the previous two offseasons, and Jones even held out by Week 1 earlier than agreeing to a one-year deal.

Cornerback L’Jarius Sneed can even be a prime precedence for Chiefs basic supervisor Brett Veach.

“Generally I have a look at our scenario and I am like, ‘I do not understand how we will do that,’ however we normally work by issues systematically and have an inventory of the priorities,” Veach mentioned earlier than Sunday’s recreation, per ESPN.

“It is extraordinarily arduous as a result of you might have two keystone gamers there.”

Early odds 

Tremendous Bowl LIX looks as if a lifetime away, however Vegas is already making its decide for subsequent 12 months’s champion.

So, the place do the Chiefs fall? In response to Caesars Sportsbook, Kansas Metropolis enters the offseason with the second-lowest odds at +700 behind the favourite San Francisco 49ers at +575.

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