Patrick Mahomes has to inform Mecole Hardman of overtime rule in order to secure game-winning touchdown

Hardman’s Unawareness of Super Bowl Victory

The NFL’s playoff overtime rules are not well-known to many, including the player who scored the game-ending touchdown in overtime of Super Bowl LVIII. Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman was unaware that he had played a pivotal role in his team’s victory until Patrick Mahomes informed him in the end zone.

In an interview with NFL Network after the game, Mahomes shared a funny story about the moment, recalling that he had to assure Hardman that they had just won the Super Bowl after throwing a touchdown pass to him to end the game. He mentioned that Hardman had no idea they had won and didn’t even celebrate initially. This was the first game played under the new overtime rules for the playoffs, which ensure that both teams have a possession even if the team that receives the kickoff scores a touchdown.

By winning this game, Hardman has earned a place in history even though he didn’t realize it at the time, until Mahomes informed him.

By Editor

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