Patrick Mahomes-Michael Jordan
Growing up, Patrick Mahomes aspired to be a professional basketball player like Michael Jordan or Allen Iverson. If his growth hadn’t stopped in his rookie year, he might not have had one of the best players in football.
Former MVP Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs advanced to their fourth Super Bowl in five years after beating the Baltimore Ravens on the road in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. Mahomes didn’t have a great game, but the Chiefs performed well enough all afternoon to fend off the Ravens and win the division title.
With the Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes has been a joy to watch. As the team’s starting quarterback, Mahomes has achieved historic success with them.
Due to his stellar performance with the Chiefs, there has been discussion as to whether he will be considered the greatest NFL player of all time, much like how some fans consider Michael Jordan the greatest basketball player of all time.
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What did Dick Vitale say?
College basketball legend Dick Vitale recently discussed his views on Facebook:
“I just wonder if Patrick Mahomes will end up being the Michael Jordan of the NFL,” Vitale wrote.
“He’s extremely talented and he’s young. A lot of people believed mid-season that the Chiefs couldn’t win two Super Bowls in a row, but he defied everyone.”
Many critics also claimed that at the beginning of the NFL playoffs, Mahomes had never won a playoff game while playing on the road. After stopping first in Buffalo, they continued on to Baltimore and the rest is history.
Mahomes’ early achievements
Mahomes is 28 years old, but if he retires this season, he will likely be inducted into the Hall of Fame. In his seven seasons, he was selected to the All-Pro team five times and to the Pro Bowl six times.
Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to an improbable comeback victory over the San Francisco 49ers and earned Super Bowl LIV MVP honors. Before the age of 25, he became the first quarterback in NFL history to win both the MVP and the Super Bowl.
He has 28,424 yards passing experience with 219 touchdowns and 63 interceptions. In a few weeks, Mahomes will have a chance to add to his already stellar resume by beating the 49ers in the Super Bowl.
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