Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes learned the hard way when former NFL linebacker Brandon Marshall pranked him during the Super Bowl press conference. What better way to skip to the punch than using Icon and Halftime performer Rihanna as the bait.
During the press conference, Marshall stated that “Rihanna came out and said that you are the greatest quarterback ever. Hearing that, how does that make you feel.” The gullible NFL player responded saying, “It makes you feel great. She’s going to crush it at halftime. I have family members that are more excited about the halftime show than they are the game, so whatever Rihanna says is like the Gospel.”
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) FEBRUARY 8, 2023
Mahomes immediately realized he was punked and laughed, showing his good sense of humor. The moment quickly went viral after it aired, with many fans praising Marshall’s quick wit and Mahomes’ good-natured response. The moment was a lighthearted one and showed that even the biggest football stars could be punked. Mahomes is no stranger to the spotlight and is used to being the center of attention. But this time, he was the one surprised and caught off guard. In the end, the moment was fun, showing that even the most intense press conferences can have a funny side.