STORY: Biden was presented with a Chiefs’ jersey with the number 46 on it, in tribute to his tenure as the 46th American president.
The Chiefs’ star quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, shrugged off an ankle injury to lead the team to a dramatic 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on February 12th in Arizona.
The win was the Chiefs second Super Bowl in four years, but they were unable to attend the customary White House ceremony after their 2020 win due to the COVID pandemic.
“The Chiefs not only hold the title again, they're building a dynasty. Super Bowl champs in 2020 and 2023, dominating the league with 64 wins in the last five years, the best record in the NFL. Yet somehow last summer, people still counted you guys out. But you kept the faith. You overcame injuries, dominating the regular season 14 and three. You're showing the power one of the most elusive things in the world: unity. When people from different backgrounds, each of their own personalities, work together as one team. You play together with a distinct style, in constant motion, with a real joy of the game and a love for each other and a great city to represent," Biden said.
"Nobody believed us before. And I'm sure it's going to be that same way this time and we come out and prove them wrong. The Chief's kingdom and the city of Kansas City, and we appreciate all the support that you give us. It's week in, week out. It's on the road. It's at home. You're the best fans in the business. We love you. We appreciate you. We sure appreciate our support here, too,” Reid said.