The Super Bowl win for the New England Patriots was just a little over a month ago. However, wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell has already re-lived it multiple times.
Despite Super Bowl LI looking like it was going to be a complete mop up win for the Atlanta Falcons, the New England Patriots were able to have one of the best comebacks of all-time. After trailing 28-3 at one point, the Patriots were able to come all the way back to force overtime, and eventually win.
One of the key players for the Patriots in the comeback was wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell. Like most players on the Patriots, Mitchell had a poor first half. However, after halftime, he was able to total five receptions and 63 receiving yards.
Even though the win is still fresh, Mitchell has re-lived the moment multiple times over the past five-six weeks.
"“I’ve watched it 3-4 times,” he said to Mike Reiss. “Watching the SoundFX and how encouraged and motivated everybody was,” he said to Reiss. “I can say it, but I wasn’t standing over there with the defense. I know the offensive side was motivated. Just to [watch it again] to see how motivated the entire team was, it kind of exemplifies how well we worked together that day.”"
In the win, there were a few notable plays that really changed the game. With plenty to chose from, Mitchell didn’t have a favorite in the historic comeback.
"“All of them,” he replied Reiss. “In a game like that, every play counted.”"
Next season, Mitchell will be looking to build on a strong rookie season for the Patriots. This offseason, the Patriots have added wide receiver Brandin Cooks to their offense. The addition of Cooks will only make the offense better, and defensive coordinators are going to have their hands full.
Mitchell had a lot of success as a rookie fourth-round pick in 2017. Even though most fourth round picks don’t amount to much in the NFL, Mitchell looks like he has a bright future in New England.