On Monday (June 4), President Joe Biden said that he predicts Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes will be the greatest quarterback of his generation as he welcomed Mahomes’ team to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory.
Biden explained that while 200 million people watched the “thrilling game,” when Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles, the President suggested the news wasn’t a surprise, given the team has “a young quarterback named Patrick. The boy can play, man,” Biden said.
“We saw him play with that high ankle sprain,” Biden said it was “another legendary story of one of the greatest quarterbacks of his generation — and, I predict, of any generation.”
Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce presented the President with a Chiefs jersey with 46 on the back, a nod to Biden’s election as the 46th president.
Kelce approached the lectern, and Mahomes pulled him away, laughing, as the team posed for a photo with the President.
The Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII in February, defeating First Lady Jill Biden’s favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles.
In his remarks, Biden joked about how his household was full of Eagles fans but continued to praise the Chiefs and head coach Andy Reid, who joined the Chiefs in 2013 after leading the Eagles from 1999-2012.
The President praised the players while thanking them for supporting charities and various causes, including speaking out against “racial injustice” and “honoring veterans as you do, supporting tutors and mentors for local schools.”