The Kansas City Chiefs relied on their depth to win Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers, and one second-year linebacker stood out above the rest to Pro Football Focus when their analysts took a look at the film from the game.
Leo Chenal, who served the Chiefs well all season, played the best game of his life on the NFL’s biggest stage, earning a 92.0 grade from PFF for his efforts against the 49ers.
Leo Chenal: the highest-graded player in Super Bowl 58 (92.0) 🌟 pic.twitter.com/TkL8PYjzOy
— PFF KC Chiefs (@PFF_Chiefs) February 12, 2024
Chenal’s outstanding performance proved to be the difference for Kansas City in their effort to win a third Super Bowl ring. The budding young linebacker helped force a fumble on the game’s third drive and blocked an extra point late in the contest that helped the Chiefs push the game to overtime.
While he didn’t earn MVP honors for his amazing showing against San Francisco, Chenal’s incredible play won’t soon be forgotten by Kansas City’s fans, who will forever remember him as a difference-maker in a legendary Super Bowl.