Brittany Mahomes, the wife of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, issued a tweet at 11:31 p.m. Central Time on February 13 in which she demanded an apology.
“I think a lot of people need to apologize for what they said about this team at the beginning of this season,” Brittany wrote in the now-viral post.
What did Brittany mean in the viral tweet on the eve of Valentine’s Day?
Let’s pull out some receipts.
‘Mahomes is Going to Miss Tyreek’
Prior to the Chiefs finishing as the No. 1 seed in the AFC and winning the Super Bowl, there was no shortage of takes prior to the start of the 2022 season that shined a poor light on the Chiefs, especially Patrick Mahomes.
Take FS1’s Skip Bayless, for example. He said Mahomes would struggle without Tyreek Hill in Kansas City.
“Mahomes is going to miss Tyreek. It’s going to be a brave new world for Patrick Mahomes,” Bayless said on Undisputed on March 24. “Will he still be very good? Will he be a world-beater next year?
“Well, he’s coming off his worst year where he’s down in every statistical category, even though you still defend him. But are you sure they’re going to be quite as good as they have been? Without the ultimate weapon in Tyreek? I don’t think Mahomes is going to be quite as good.”
Even Tyreek Hill weighed in and implied on his podcast that Mahomes would struggle without him.
“[Andy Reid] knows that, without The Cheetah on the field, he knows that, ‘Hey, Pat [Mahomes], you’re gonna have a long day today,” Hill said in June.
But they were all wrong.
Instead of struggling this season, Mahomes led the NFL in passing yards (5,250) and passing touchdowns (41) and was the league and Super Bowl MVP for the first time in the NFL since 1999.
An improved run game paired with spreading the football around in the passing game gave the Chiefs everything they needed offensively to make it to their fifth-straight AFC Championship, third Super Bowl in four seasons, and earn their second Super Bowl title in as many seasons.
Twitter Reacts to Brittany Mahomes’ Viral Tweet
Twitter users reacted to Brittany Mahomes’ viral demand.
“I’m sorry. I called a Chiefs Super Bowl win before the season,” one Twitter user wrote. “I know that spoiler ruined the ending this year for many. I promise I won’t let anyone know that I’m predicting Chiefs to run it back next year. I’ll let them be surprised when it happens.”
“Actually I’m OK with KC being underrated making a big payday at the Sportbook,” another user wrote. “I don’t think I will get the same odds next year.”
“Absolutely they do for the things they’ve said throughout the season disrespecting the Arrowhead Stadium disrespecting the team in general,” another user wrote.
“I’m not gonna lie at the beginning of this season I was a @Buccaneers fan till the playoffs when went to see the @Chiefs and @HoustonTexans live for the first time it literally change me so I do apologize I’m back as a Chiefs fan,” another user wrote.
“When will they learn? you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink. Never doubt Mahomes magic,” another user wrote.