Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won his third Super Bowl on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. He may have “exposed” one division rival in the process.
Mahomes sliced up the 49ers to lead the Chiefs to a 25-22 overtime win at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Super Bowl LVIII MVP went 34/46 for 333 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Social media was unsurprisingly buzzing with pro-Mahomes and pro-Chiefs posts after the team’s third Super Bowl win over the last five seasons. One post that went viral didn’t exactly look great for Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen.
Fans Believe Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen Threw Shade At Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes
A comment Allen made back in 2022 has made the rounds once again. The Chargers wide receiver apparently reacted to the news that Tyreek Hill was being traded away from the Chiefs to the Miami Dolphins.
“This one gonna expose some people!!” Allen commented. “Glad he out the division too.”
— Freezing Cold Takes (@OldTakesExposed) February 12, 2024
The post from Allen, which was uploaded by the infamous “Freezing Cold Takes” X account, seemed to imply that Mahomes was potentially going to be “exposed” without Hill lining up next to him on offense.
While Allen didn’t specify who he was specifically referring to, fans were quick to connect the dots that it may have been about Mahomes or at least about the Chiefs as a whole.
@Keenan13Allen massive L, Mahomes never needed Hill
— Kevin (@CyberTV24) February 12, 2024
No way he was talking about Mahomes, right?
— B Young (@TDCeeDee) February 12, 2024
Damn, @Keenan13Allen you ready to apologize for this tweet?
— Anti-Social (@UncleRob816) February 12, 2024
Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill Have Both Elevated To A Different Level Since
Mahomes, of course, has won his last two Super Bowl rings without Hill. The two formed a formidable tandem during their five years together. But it’s clear that Mahomes can make do even with a mediocre-at-best Kansas City Chiefs receiving corps (and Travis Kelce of course).
In all fairness to the former Chiefs wideout, Hill has skyrocketed to a different stratosphere after leaving Mahomes and Kansas City. The man known as Cheetah has eclipsed the 1,700-yard mark in each of his two seasons with the Dolphins and earned 1st-team All-Pro nods both times.
It’s clear that Hill and Mahomes were always both all-world talents in the own rights. It’s safe to say, however, that nobody was “exposed” by their mutual separation. If anything, both have elevated their games without one another.