The Kansas City Chiefs visited the White House on Monday to celebrate their Super Bowl LVII victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
During the ceremony, the Chiefs presented President Joe Biden with a customized “46” jersey and a football signed by All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The Chiefs were unable to visit the White House after their Super Bowl LIV victory over the San Francisco 49ers due to the White House’s COVID restrictions.
“You’ve shown the power of one of the most elusive things in the world — unity,” Biden said on the South Lawn. “When people from different backgrounds feature their own personalities, work together as one team. You play together with a distinct style, in constant motion with a real joy for the game and a love for each other and a great city to represent. And from that unity, you strive to bring out the best in yourselves and each other. In fact, I’ve heard how even after the wins, Patrick and those players go up to coach [Andy] Reid and ask him how we can do better. That’s pretty incredible.
“For everyone watching, especially our children, that’s the power of this team, the power of sports and I might add, that’s the power of this country. That’s the power to remind us who we are as Americans. We are the United States of America, and there’s nothing beyond our capacity when we do it together like these guys behind me.”