While offense was a bit hard to come by for both teams for much of Super Bowl LVIII, Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco gave a solid performance that helped propel his team to victory.
Pacheco played a key role in the Chiefs’ offense, showcasing his skills and determination on the field. He rushed for 59 yards on 18 carries and also caught six passes for 33 yards and his contributions helped carry his team to a second straight Super Bowl title.
Isiah Pacheco Reacts Very Differently From Travis Kelce To Struggles In The First Half
As we mentioned, the Chiefs struggled on the offensive side of the ball in Super Bowl LVIII, putting just 3 points on the board in the first half. Star tight end Travis Kelce had just 1 catch for 1 yard.
Kelce did manage to get things together finishing with an impressive 9 receptions for 93 yards.
But he and Isiah Pacheco were both involved in a play that nearly cost the Chiefs dearly in the early part of the second quarter. Pacheco, on the field, and Kelce off the field.
Pacheco lost a fumble in the red zone following a huge 52-yard pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes to wide receiver Mecole Hardman.
Pacheco, according to the Daily Mirror, spent a significant amount of time responding to his fumble by apologizing to his teammates.
“After losing a fumble in the red zone early in the second quarter of Super Bowl LVIII, Pacheco apologized to every teammate he could find along the bench,” they wrote.
But nobody is going to remember the fumble after the Chiefs eventually defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime. And nobody is going to remember the apology. What they are going to remember is Kelce’s reaction to the play on the sideline.
With the victory, however, there will be no repercussions for Kelce’s actions. Especially with him being an integral part of the league’s storyline involving his girlfriend Taylor Swift.
Kelce joked about the incident after the game, saying “I was just telling him how much I love him.”
Kelce asked about the viral moment with Andy Reid: "Oh you guy saw that? … I'm going to keep that between us unless my miked up tells the world but I was just telling him how much I love him" pic.twitter.com/GZGYK8NaZ4— CJ Fogler account may or may not be notable (@cjzero) February 12, 2024
One has to wonder what the media coverage would have been if the player shoving his own coach had a more mercurial personality. Does Aaron Rodgers get a free pass if he does the same thing? Cole Beasley? What about Kelce’s own teammate Kadarius Toney?
Isiah Pacheco has some background in handling incredible diversity while Kelce is a glamour boy for the NFL.
Pacheco’s brother Travoise Cannon was killed in January 2016 and his sister Celeste Cannon was murdered in a domestic violence dispute less than two years later. He has tattoos of his sister and brother on his right arm.
Pacheco will no doubt sink into the background following the Super Bowl hoopla while the NFL continues to prop up the manufactured romance between Kelce and Taylor.
Even as he now becomes the first running back in NFL history to start and win two Super Bowl titles in his first two seasons.
Pacheco predicts more rings in his future.
“It’s phenomenal,” he said. “Last year, I wasn’t satisfied. This year I’m satisfied, but I know there’s three more on the way.”