During the Super Bowl LVIII game, Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman caught the game-winning pass from Patrick Mahomes in overtime. However, Hardman was unaware that the overtime rules had changed for the playoffs and he didn’t realize that the Chiefs had won the game until Mahomes informed him in the end zone.
After the game, during a post-game interview on NFL Network, Mahomes shared a humorous story about how he had to tell Hardman that they had just won the Super Bowl. Hardman had not celebrated at the beginning because he was unaware that the Chiefs had secured the victory.
The new playoff overtime rules were implemented for this game for the first time, which guaranteed both teams a possession even if the team that receives the kickoff scores a touchdown. Despite his lack of awareness at the time, Hardman’s game-winning play has earned him a place in history as part of the Super Bowl-winning team.