On Monday, the Kansas City Chiefs got to celebrate their Super Bowl championship in an important way, visiting United States President Joe Biden at the White House. And during the visit, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes got to enjoy quite a special moment with the president.
During a speech on Monday, Joe Biden praised Mahomes for his performance in the Super Bowl despite a high ankle sprain and suggested that he will ultimately go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
“With 200 million people watching — yet another thrilling game — you beat the [Philadelphia] Eagles, becoming Super Bowl champs again. It’s no surprise, you’ve got a young quarterback named Patrick. The boy can play, man,” Biden said.
President Joe Biden: "The Chiefs not only hold the title, but are building a dynasty… We saw (Patrick Mahomes) play with an ankle sprain, another legendary chapter in the story of one of the greatest QBs of his generation, and I predict any generation." #ChiefsKingdom @KCTV5 pic.twitter.com/J1flcFo4W5
— Jared Koller (@JaredKCTV5) June 5, 2023
“We saw him play with that high ankle sprain, another legendary story of one of the greatest quarterbacks of his generation — and, I predict, of any generation,” Biden added.
Biden’s praise for Mahomes was not the only connection the two had on Monday. Following Biden’s speech, Mahomes and teammate Travis Kelce awarded Biden with a special No. 46 Chiefs jersey.
It was certainly a special moment between Biden and Mahomes, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on Twitter.
Patrick Mahomes over Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers every day of the week pic.twitter.com/FDS5Va1Hsi
— Dash Dobrofsky (@DashDobrofsky) June 6, 2023
President Biden praises the Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes as “one of the greatest quarterbacks … of any generation” during the team's visit to the White House to celebrate the Super Bowl win. pic.twitter.com/MRAl51WgxR
— The Recount (@therecount) June 5, 2023
There isn’t an easier guy in sports to root for than @PatrickMahomes. Great on the field. Immensely likable off field. Yet he’s getting ripped in HIS OWN IG comments for posting pic w Biden today when KC visited White House. We’re going after Patrick Mahomes now? Patrick Mahomes? pic.twitter.com/fwABfYnogQ
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) June 6, 2023
Love it!!!!!! ♥ https://t.co/0llisQ8YHu
— Janice Gindel (@jgindel) June 6, 2023
I bet this guy knows which state Kansas City is in. https://t.co/YXdvHiEygw
— Slava Malamud 🇺🇦 (@SlavaMalamud) June 6, 2023
Could not love this photo more. https://t.co/UI2LC4zT9B
— Crystal Williams (@crystalpolicy) June 6, 2023
Mahomes and the Chiefs will now set their sights on returning to the White House as Super Bowl champions again next season.