Super Bowl 58
By Angel Rodriguez
The championship weekend is done, and we have now two weeks until Super Bowl 58 will take place in Las Vegas Nevada, inside Allegiant stadium in what will be a rematch of the 54th Super Bowl which took place back in 2020. The rematch being between the NFC champions San Francisco 49ers and the AFC champions Kansas City Chiefs, who both clinched their respective conferences on Sunday. The 49ers who beat the Lions to get to the Super Bowl, will be led by sophomore quarterback Brock Purdy, an offense of MVP candidate Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle, and Brandon Aiyuk which of those five gentlemen only two of them played in the last Super Bowl back in 2020. On the Chiefs, who are back to the Superbowl for the second consecutive year and their fourth appearance in the last five years, all this under the helm of two-time MVP and two time Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes, with his offense of Travis Kelce, Isiah Pacheco, and Rashee Rice. Both these teams are looking different from what they were in their last Super Bowl matchup, but they still both have the same head coaches, most differences come with roster construction, and their new offensive weapons. In San Francisco, the last time that they played in the Super Bowl back in Miami in 2020, their quarterback was now Raider QB, Jimmy Garoppolo who played well in the game, yet not enough to beat the .chiefs Now the 49ers have Brock Purdy, the 262nd overall pick from the 2022 NFL draft, who was named the starter for San Francisco last year after their 3rd overall pick in the 2021 draft. Trey Lance fractured his ankle two weeks into the NFL season, and Jimmy Garoppolo broke his foot in week 12 of the season. After taking over for the 49ers in week 13, Brock Purdy took the team and went undefeated in the rest of the year as their quarterback and in the playoffs went all the way to the NFC championship game, after beating Seahawks and Cowboys. Unfortunately, coming across a very dangerous Eagles team that Jalen Hurts led all the way to the Super Bowl, yet just to lose to the Patrick Mahomes Chiefs by 3 points at the end. This year was different for the 49ers and for the Chiefs, in San Francisco Brock Purdy became the starter right into training camp with Trey Lance being traded to the Cowboys and Jimmy G signing with the Las Vegas Raiders, and with Purdy at the helm of the 49ers the team went on to have a 12-5 record, and now securing a Superbowl appearance after dominating all year round and into the playoffs. For the Chiefs it was a different story, although they played as well as they usually do they lost one more game than the 49ers with an 11-6 record and getting the number 3 seeding into the playoffs, having to host the Dolphins' streaky offense of Tua Tagovailoa and ex-teammate and MVP candidate Tyreek Hill, then defeating their long time playoff rivals(who they always beat) the Buffalo Bills with Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs. Then on Sunday beating the Baltimore Ravens who had Lamar Jackson the 2024 NFL MVP favorite all through the last weeks of the season, who was claimed to be the best player and biggest threat to win the Super Bowl, even after the Chiefs were doubted all year to repeat as champions, but yet somehow Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce have found themselves back in the promised land that is Superbowl 57. Now the Chiefs and the 49ers will face off Sunday the 11th in Las Vegas to determine who are the National Football League champions. The better team throughout the regular season was the 49ers who were all-year favorites to go all the way, but the Chiefs have been the best team in the playoffs winning by larger margins, handling better opposition, and winning by more. On paper, the Chiefs should win the Superbowl because Patrick Mahomes has been under the same pressure and scenario before and his offense and defense have not let down in the playoffs. The 49ers have a quarterback who has never been to the Superbowl before, yet a team surrounding him that has. I will be rooting for San Fran and Brock Purdy with his great Mr. Irrelevant story, but I believe it won’t be enough to stop what seems to be a future legend in the sport Mr. Patrick Mahomes. I believe it will be his third Super Bowl championship and will continue to cement him as the next big great in football.