“We’re not done yet.” That was the phrase Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes used when asked if his team is the new dynasty in the NFL after winning its second Super Bowl in four years. The statement that attempts to dismiss the idea of the new king dominating the NFL may do nothing more than confirm it.
In an era when it seems impossible to win sustainably over a long period of time, the Chiefs have once again shown us that with an epochal head coach like Andy Reid and a legendary quarterback like Mahomes himself, dynasties are still possible.
The facts that make the Chiefs a dynasty
It’s not just two Super Bowls in four years, it’s five AFC Championship Games in as many years, all of them as the home team, there’s a “Super Sunday” lost in the middle of those years, it’s seven AFC West titles in a row. A dynasty in every sense of the word.
And if these data are not enough to put the Chiefs on that level, it must be said that in the Patrick Mahomes era they have never played an away playoff game, something that absolutely no franchise that has reached five playoffs in a row can boast in the history of the NFL.
The bright future that awaits the Chiefs
It took the Chiefs a half-century to win a Super Bowl again after they lifted their first Vince Lombardi Trophy in Edition IV, and since Mahomes has been a starter only six franchises have more than them (New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers and New York Giants). The future suggests they will soon be fewer.
In short, Patrick Mahomes is right, the future looks like more success is on the horizon for the Chiefs, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t already the new dynasty in NFL history.