Super Bowl LVIII: The best moments from Nick Wright’s Chiefs win over ‘First Things First’

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Nick Wright is a happy man.

Not only did the “First Things First” co-host watch his beloved Kansas City Chiefs win another Super Bowl on Sunday after defending them at every turn during a difficult regular season, but he got even more confirmation when Quarterback Patrick Mahomes posted a message. Social media after the win: “Never a doubt.”

It’s the same phrase Wright often uses about the Chiefs and even has it tattooed on his left arm.

So, yes, Wright had a lot to say to his doubters on Monday’s edition of “First Things First,” including his co-host Chris Broussard, who picked the San Francisco 49ers to go to the Super Bowl.

Wright sat on a throne and brought balloons and banners, but that was only the beginning. Here are the top moments from his victory march on Monday.

A subtle message on travel

Is the Tyreek Hill trade the next Herschel Walker trade?

Not only does Wright consider Mahomes the greatest living athlete and Chiefs coach Andy Reid as the greatest active head coach, but he says general manager Brett Veach deserves credit for pulling off what Wright calls the modern-day Hershel Walker trade. Considers the equivalent of the time that started Dallas. The Cowboys’ 1990s dynasty.

According to Wright, Veach’s version of the trade was the March 2022 trade of superstar wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, which secured the Chiefs draft picks that they could use to select star cornerback Trent McDuffie and wide receivers Sky Moore and Rashee Rice, among others. Was done for.

Wright also said the 2023 Chiefs defense should go down as one of the greatest in NFL history.

Three headed goat?

Wright believes that not only are Reid and Mahomes entering their respective NFL coach and quarterback “Greatest of All Time” conversations, but that tight end Travis Kelce has already ended any GOAT debate when his When it comes to your situation.

Oh, and as far as Mahomes goes, Wright believes the quarterback should already be considered a playoff GOAT on a per-game basis at this point.

Not 20-0… but still 20-0?

Wright attracted considerable attention when he predicted at the beginning of the season that the Chiefs would go 20–0 in the regular season and playoffs. In fact, Kansas City didn’t go 20-0, but Wright is still willing to claim victory over 20 doubters in the NFL and the media — including Broussard — that the Chiefs proved wrong by winning yet another Super Bowl. .

Has Chiefs’ five-year tenure been the best ever?

This is what Wright believes and he also has some more data to support it.

A message for Mahomes

Wright believes that the last time an American professional sports athlete began his career with so much success, both individual and team-wise, that person was Bill Russell with the Boston Celtics more than half a century ago, his fellow Celtics Veteran Larry Bird was also a potential player. Contenders in that category.

So in lieu of Mahomes’ yelling, Wright dropped one final banner — with some help from the Stony Brook University marching band.

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