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Chiefs stock watch: Which players impressed during Super Bowl LVIII vs. 49ers?

The Kansas City Chiefs are back-to-back Super Bowl champions, reclaiming their crown as the best team in the league. Each player took their game to another level to secure the third title in five seasons, sparking more conversations about a dynasty.

The Chiefs’ defense, led by the innovative game plan of defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, slowed the high-powered 49ers’ defense during clutch moments, limiting them late in the game.

The unit may not have tallied big statistical numbers in the win, but their impact was felt with the pressure on San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy. George Karlaftis and Justin Reid collected half a sack in the game, while Trent McDuffie proved his value as a first-team All-Pro.

On offense, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce were in sync early and often, while Marquez Valdes-Scantling continued to make big catches in the postseason. Mahomes’ confidence in his teammates was displayed as he spread the ball around to Justin Watson and Noah Grey and the electrifying game-winning touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman in overtime.

The Chiefs head into another offseason, ready to celebrate their latest accomplishment while preparing for a very excited Kansas City crowd for Wednesday’s parade.

Here’s a look at how the stock is trending for some players after the Super Bowl LVIII victory at Allegiant Stadium:

Stock Up: Patrick Mahomes

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mahomes won the Super Bowl LVIII Most Valuable Player award for the third time on Sunday. He completed 34 of 46 passes for 333 yards and two touchdowns with a 99.3 rating and added 66 rushing yards.

Stock Up: Travis Kelce

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Kelce delivered again for the Chiefs in front of the world, and Taylor Swift led the team in receptions with nine for 93 yards.

Stock Up: Harrison Butker

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James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Butker made history on Sunday with a 57-yard field goal, securing the record for longest in a Super Bowl. He finished four completions overall, proving he’s still one of the game’s best postseason kickers.

Stock Up: Mecole Hardman

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Hardman returned to Kansas City to make an impact when he was acquired midseason from the New York Jets. He made the ultimate difference, catching the game-winning touchdown pass from Mahomes in overtime to clinch the title. He finished the night with three catches for 57 yards and the touchdown.

Stock Up: Nick Bolton

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(Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

Bolton continues to be a leader in one of the best defensive units in football. As the signal caller, he led the team in tackles, assisting on most stops while continuing to play with an injured wrist.

Story originally appeared on Chiefs Wire