‘Tough to Watch’ – Image of Patrick Mahomes Running for Cover in Super Bowl LV Still Haunts Former Chiefs LT Eric Fisher

Published 05/19/2021, 8:10 AM EDT
Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is pressures by Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (90) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Super Bowl LV gave NFL fans a sight they had never seen before. The Kansas City Chiefs led by superstar QB Patrick Mahomes were dismantled by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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And while it was a difficult night for Chiefs fans overall, the sight of their franchise QB running and scrambling for cover as his offensive line fell through is a sight that no one will forget soon.

The quarterback ran an incredible 497 yards before throwing the football or being sacked. According to Next Gen Stats, that’s the most yards scrambled by a quarterback in any NFL game since 2016.

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NFL Football – Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, U.S. – February 7, 2021 Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes reacts REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

While the Buccaneers defense operated on another level that night, the Chiefs’ woes were partly to be blamed on their injury crisis as well. The Chiefs played the game without both their starting offensive tackles.

Right tackle Mitchell Schwartz and left tackle Eric Fisher were both missing from the tie due to injuries. And since then both have been cut from the side’s roster for 2021 as well.

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While Schwartz is still on the lookout for a new club, Fisher has found a new home at Indianapolis. But the memories of Super Bowl LV still remain fresh in the mind of the left tackle.

Patrick Mahomes left scampering without Fisher

Speaking to the media, Fisher talked about how it pained him not to be able to help his former quarterback in Super Bowl LV.

“Sitting up in the stands, it was tough to watch, to know that the quarterback that I was protecting was running around there. It was tough to watch,” he said.

 

Fisher was the first overall draft pick back in 2013. Being only the fourth O-linesman to be drafted with the first pick, Fisher was on course to win his second Super Bowl in as many years.

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But a brutal Achilles injury in the AFC Championship game put those dreams to bed. But now looking to get back on the field with his new side, Fisher is looking forward to performing again at the highest level.

“I like being a consistent player, so to not be available to do that job for my team, it was tough. It just makes me want to get back and stay healthy and just continue to play high-level football for a team.”

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The Chiefs have since gone on to overhaul their offensive line. Adding eight new O-linesman to their roster including the high profile acquisition of Orlando Brown from the Baltimore Ravens, Mahomes sure will hope that there’s never another repeat of Super Bowl LV.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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