Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes wasn’t about to give Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham more reasons to sack him on Super Bowl Sunday.
During Monday night’s opening night for media coverage, Mahomes and Graham joined the stage as captains for their respective teams.
While everyone was all smiles during the captains’ conversation, the MVP contender knew he was sitting very close to one of the more dangerous pass rushers in the NFL.
Mahomes had an absolutely hilarious response while sitting near Graham when asked if there was anything he would like to say to the pass rusher.
.@PatrickMahomes isn’t trying to give @brandongraham55 extra motivation 😂
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— NFL (@NFL) February 7, 2023
Now that’s a smooth move by Mahomes. While he and Graham might be on good terms now, things will undoubtedly change this weekend once the Eagles defensive end is trying to chase down Mahomes while he’s playing on offense.
For now, it’s time for jokes and cajoling. During Super Bowl 57, these two guys will be competing for a Lombardi.