Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Parade
League MVP Patrick Mahomes proclamation to Kansas City Super Bowl LVII parade with declaration “This is just the beginning.” The spirits of Chiefs Kingdom were at an all time high in downtown Kansas City on Wednesday as the Chiefs brought their second Vince Lombardi Trophy to a championship parade in the last four years and third total. The Super Bowl LVII champions, local city and government officials including Missouri’s 57th Govenor made their way down Grand Street in caravans and double decker parade busses, often taking time to get off the busses, walk along the street with their fans and celebrating their 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Upon arriving through an estimated million fans that lined the parade route and final destination at Union Station, speeches were given and Patrick Mahomes, the Super Bowl MVP, came equipped with Lombardi trophy in one hand, Coors Light in the other some very powerful things to say to both fans and detractors this season. Before we started this season, the AFC West said we were rebuilding,” he said to a raucous crowd. “I’ll be honest with you, I don’t know what rebuilding means. In our rebuilding year, we’re world champs.” “This is just the beginning.” Next up was unofficial party M.C., Travis Kelce’s to amp up the crowd like only he can. The leagues best hype man, started slow and worked the buzzing crowd into a frenzy. Kelce questioned the crowd to whether they thought the Chiefs would have the best offense in the league, win the division and eventually win the Super Bowl. A few resounding “Hell Yeah’s” later, the crowd agreed in unison.
Mahomes, Kelce and company were joined by Chris Jones, who started a “Run it Back” chant and ended with trademark Kelce declaration of “You gotta fight…”. The Kansas City Chiefs whom many doubted coming into the year ramped up and are not slowing down anytime soon no matter what trades are made. With head coach Andy Reid in place who ended the ceremony with the banging of the ceremonial drum as confetti fell are on the verge of creating a red dynasty.
Photographer: Jeremy Scherle
Writer: Barry Linduff