In his first season starting for the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes has taken the NFL by storm. The young gunslinger has thrown for 3,628 yards and 37 touchdowns so far this year, and has led the Chiefs to a 9-2 record for his troubles.
When it comes to the hierarchy of the quarterbacks in the NFL, there is no one that is more highly-regarded than Aaron Rodgers– but Mahomes is coming for him. Rodgers does not mind seeing another talented player find success in the NFL, however, and even sees some similarity between Mahomes’ game and his own.
Aaron Rodgers on Patrick Mahomes: "I don't want to disrespect him with this, but I see a lot of my young self in him. He rolls around, runs around, makes plays. He has a big arm. He's talented. Plays with a great swagger. He's fun to watch."
— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) November 22, 2018
Rodgers is a little too modest in his claim that comparing a quarterback to himself would be considered disrespectful. The fact is that Rodgers has been one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL for the majority of his career, so he is really paying Mahomes a huge compliment by making that comparison.
While the young Mahomes is outperforming the future Hall of Famer this year, part of his great success has been the play-calling and scheming of Andy Reid. One might predict that if Rodgers was playing in that system, then he would have similarly gaudy numbers.
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SOURCE: 12up.com – Ryan Finkelstein