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The Kansas City Chiefs have done it again, and just about everyone agrees they couldn’t have done it without quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Super Bowl LVIII was a contrasting contest between the 49ers, an excellent team with a pretty good quarterback, and the Chiefs, a pretty good team with an otherworldly quarterback.

But, after Mahomes orchestrated another comeback win, led the team to become the first back-to-back champions in 20 years, snared them a third trophy in five years and won his third Super Bowl MVP award, the question has to be asked…

Is Patrick Mahomes the greatest of all time?

Mahomes hit target after target with the game on the line.(Getty Images: Steph Chambers)

Arguments over the GOAT of any sport are difficult and it’s the same in American football.

How do you compare someone like Patrick Mahomes to the leatherheads who played with an actual pigskin?

Well, mercifully, Mahomes elevated himself into rarefied air by steering his team to a 25-22 win in overtime against San Francisco.

After the Chiefs made an error-riddled start that saw them trailing 10-0 until the final seconds of the first half, Mahomes zeroed in come winning time.

He got some help from brilliant plays — like Harrison Butker’s record-breaking 57-yard field goal and a huge error from San Francisco’s punt returners that gifted him the ball in the red zone — but in the fourth quarter and overtime, Mahomes got the job done yet again.

The quarterback led his team in rushing thanks to a 19-yard run in the game-winning overtime drive, and completed 34/46 passes for 333 yards, the most he’s thrown in a Super Bowl.

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