Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman stole the show in Super Bowl 58 on Sunday night as he scored the game-winning touchdown.
The 2023 season has been interesting for the veteran receiver, who started the campaign with the New York Jets after he signed a one-year, $4 million deal last offseason. Hardman didn’t make a huge impact in the Big Apple, as he had one reception (three targets) for six yards in six games.
However, Hardman returned to Kansas City in October as the Jets traded him to the Chiefs for draft compensation. The veteran wideout didn’t do much in the regular season with Kansas City but made impactful plays when the team needed them in the Super Bowl.
After Hardman scored the game-winning touchdown on Sunday night, Chiefs superstar tight end Travis Kelce said that the Jets counted him out, according to New York Post’s Brian Costello.
It’s not shocking to see Kelce stick up for his teammate after Hardman made the biggest play in his career. Hardman had three catches in Sunday night’s game, but in one of those plays, he showcased his vertical speed, which the Jets could’ve used this season.
Hardman also poked some fun at New York after the game as he was reminded by Chris Rose that not too long ago he was playing for the Jets. The veteran wide receiver responded with "Don't remind me, don't remind me."
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