We say this all the time in sports, "When a team wins, the quarterback gets all the credit. When a team loses, the quarterback takes all the blame." Fair or not, that's what we do to quarterbacks in the NFL.
Sunday night, Patrick Mahomes got all the credit as he won Super Bowl MVP despite a sub-par performance. He went 26-42 for 286 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also added 29 yards on the ground (he should have had 44 but lost 15 thanks to three kneel downs to end the game), a rushing touchdown, and two fumbles but didn't lose any.
For most of the game, the 49ers held Mahomes in check and were able to sack him four times. Everything was going well for San Fran until this happened.
That Tyreek Hill catch turned the game around.
While that was a big play, the real MVP should have been Damien Williams. Williams ran for over 100 yards despite touching the ball only 17 times on the ground. He caught a touchdown pass that put the Chiefs ahead late in the game and then iced it with this run.
Damien Williams did a lot in this game and he should have won the MVP but it's like I said to start, whether it's fair or not, "When a team wins, the quarterback gets all the credit. When a team loses, the quarterback takes all the blame."
Mahomes gets the credit and the MVP but Williams is still a Super Bowl Champion.