5 overlooked heroes who fueled Chiefs' dramatic Super Bowl LVIII victory

We all know the superstars who shined and the ones who made splashy plays. But what about some overlooked heroes in Super Bowl LVIII?

Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs
Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs / Michael Reaves/GettyImages
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Creed Humphrey, OL

We already know that Creed Humphrey is one of the most talented players overall not only on the Chiefs roster but at his position in the National Football League. With the word that Jason Kelce is likely done in Philadelphia, it's possible that Humphrey will now be referred to as the best center in the sport. So maybe that should keep him from earning a nod here among the overlooked, but his work in the trenches is worth mentioning all the same.

Given the low snaps that Patrick Mahomes had to deal with a couple of times in Super Bowl LVIII, you might think that Humphrey had a lesser performance against the 49ers. However, Humphrey was actually the brightest spot among blockers up front and was the only one who failed to allow a single pressure of Patrick Mahomes in a game filled with them (per Pro Football Focus).

Humphrey's athleticism came in handy in the run game on multiple pulls and his ability to anchor the heart of the offensive line with such excellence helped Nick Allegretti look solid in relief of Joe Thuney (more on him in a second).

The Chiefs have been enjoying the spoils of having used their second-round pick on Humphrey basically since the moment they first signed his name to a draft card. That's certainly true of his work in the game's biggest moments.