The San Francisco 49ers will enter another NFL off-season filled with disappointment after their heartbreaking loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl on Sunday evening. They were on the cusp yet again, jumping out to a double-digit lead for the second time in recent Super Bowls, and it looked as though they might finally pull the weight off of their shoulders and win the big game.
Who Would Have Been Super Bowl MVP Had 49ers Won?
Jauan Jennings in the Super Bowl 🔥
1 passing touchdown
1 receiving touchdown pic.twitter.com/mTw97nrZ8H
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) February 12, 2024
Unfortunately, their opponent was the man who entered the conversation of greatest ever with his performance in Las Vegas on Sunday. Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a second-half comeback in Super Bowl 2024, forcing overtime and eventually winning on a touchdown pass with less than 10 second left in the extra period to win the game and take home the Lombardi Trophy for the third time in five years.
The quarterback was named the game’s MVP, taking home the hardware for the third time in his six-year NFL career.
But what if the ball had taken a couple of different bounces and the 49ers had come out on top? Which of their players performed well enough to be considered for the MVP award had they won the game?
While the team had some solid individual performances, there weren’t many MVP-worthy statistical outputs from any player. Christian McCaffrey certainly had the biggest impact with 160 total yards from scrimmage (80 rushing, 80 receiving) and caught one of the two touchdown passes for San Francisco. Quarterback Brock Purdy didn’t throw any interceptions in his first Super Bowl appearance, and finished with 255 yards and a touchdown.
Jauan Jennings Had A Game Worthy Of MVP Consideration
Jauan Jennings joins Nick Foles as the only players to ever throw and catch a touchdown in the same Super Bowl.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 12, 2024
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Author : Anthony R. Cardenas
Publish date : 2024-02-12 16:22:56
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