Patrick Mahomes voted 2020 Super Bowl MVP as Chiefs beat 49ers

Patrick Mahomes voted 2020 Super Bowl MVP as Chiefs beat 49ers

After being named the regular-season MVP last year, Patrick Mahomes can now add Super Bowl MVP to his resume after being voted the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl LIV for leading the Chiefs to a 31-20 come-from-behind win over the 49ers.

It wasn't Mahomes' best performance by any means, but he came through in the biggest moments to lead his team to victory. He scored a one-yard rushing touchdown for Kansas City's first score of the game, and with the Chiefs trailing San Francisco by 10 points in the fourth quarter, he saved his best for last.

He orchestrated a 10-play, 83-yard drive, culminating with a touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce, to pull Kansas City within 20-17 with just over six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Then, after the 49ers went three-and-out, Mahomes led the Chiefs down the field with a seven-play drive, capped off with a five-yard touchdown pass to running back Damien Williams with less than three minutes left to take a 27-24 lead.

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That would turn out to be the deciding score, as San Francisco's ensuing drive would fall short. Williams then scored a 38-yard rushing touchdown to put the game out of reach.

Mahomes finished Super Bowl LIV having completed 26-of-42 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns, along with two interceptions. It's the 30th time a quarterback has won the award.

California Governor Gavin Newsom 'doesn't anticipate' normal NFL games in fall

California Governor Gavin Newsom 'doesn't anticipate' normal NFL games in fall

President Donald Trump reportedly told sports commissioners and top executives Saturday that he believes the NFL should start on time with fans returning to stadiums by August despite the coronavirus outbreak.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom doesn't share the same thoughts.

The governor was asked about Trump's reported prediction, and said he doesn't envision California having made enough progress against the virus for it to be business as usual for the NFL come fall.

“I’m not anticipating that happening in this state,” Newsom said Saturday. “We’ve all seen the headlines over the last couple days in Asia, where they opening up certain businesses, and now they’re starting to roll back those openings because they’re starting seeing some spread and there’s a boomerang. One has to be very cautious here, one has to be careful not to overpromise.

"It's interesting, I have a lot of friends that work in Major League Baseball and the NFL, they've been asking me -- in fact, a well-known athlete -- a football player -- just asked me if he expects to come back. I said, 'I would move very cautiously in that expectation.' "

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Newsom is making sure to prioritize safety and caution above all else before letting sports return.

“Our decision on that basis here in the State of California will be determined by the facts, will be determined by the health experts, will be determined by our ability to meet this moment and bend the curve, and have the appropriate community surveillance and testing to confidently determine whether that's appropriate," Newsom said. "Right now, I’m just focusing on the immediate, but that’s not something I anticipate happening in the next few months.”

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The truth of the matter is that no one knows how long this will last or when sports will be able to return to packed stadiums. The NFL is planning on starting the schedule on time with fans in the stadium, but that might not be the case in California. With many epidemiologists expecting the virus to surge again the fall, the fate of the NFL's season is very much up in the air.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as well as a lead member of the White House's coronavirus taskforce, told Warriors star Steph Curry that sports can only safely return once the country as a whole has turned the corner from the outbreak and the medical system no longer is under strain.

As of Saturday, there were more than 270,000 cases of coronavirus in the United States and more than 7,000 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and NBC News reporting.

Watch DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, Clelin Ferrell in joint workout

Watch DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, Clelin Ferrell in joint workout

While the NFL offseason programs are postponed, many players are still working out to be ready for the time when the teams are able to get back to work in an organized setting.

In Miami, DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead and Clelin Ferrell are working out with private defensive line coach Mark Hall.

Hall, who recently was a guest on the 49ers Insider Podcast, sent a video to NBC Sports Bay Area of the three players working out.

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The 49ers recently traded Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 13 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, and re-signed Armstead to a four-year, $84 million contract. Ferrell will enter his second season with the Las Vegas Raiders after being the club’s first-round selection at No. 4 overall in the 2019 draft.