If Patrick Mahomes has to be seen as the bad guy to keep racking up Super Bowl wins, the superstar quarterback will accept that deal.
“I think I just like winning,” Mahomes said Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Teicher. “If you win a lot and that causes you to be a villain, then I’m OK with it. But at the end of the day, I’m going to enjoy playing the game and try to win as much as possible.”
Kansas City will play in its fourth Super Bowl in the last five seasons when they take on the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch from four years ago.
The Chiefs will also attempt to become the first back-to-back champions since the New England Patriots during the 2003 and 2004 campaigns.
The crowd booed the Chiefs at Super Bowl LVIII Opening Night on Monday.
Mahomes, a fan favorite at the start of his record-breaking career, came under public criticism for yelling at officials and his postgame interaction with Josh Allen after the Chiefs’ loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 14.
The signal-caller was fined $50,000 by the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct.