NFL Hall of Famer Ranks Patrick Mahomes Above Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson

Published 09/30/2020, 10:30 AM EDT
Sep 28, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) looks to throw as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon (99) defends during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


Patrick Mahomes has enjoyed a meteoric rise since joining the NFL in 2017. After bagging the NFL MVP award in 2018 with record-breaking numbers, the Kansas City Chiefs shot-caller helped his team win the Super Bowl in 2019 after a gap of 50 years.

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The 25-year-old superstar agreed to a 10-year contract extension with the Chiefs earlier this season. He has repaid the faith shown in him by GM Brett Veach and head coach Andy Reid with some impressive displays in the ongoing season.

Here’s what a certain NFL Hall of Famer said about Mahomes in comparison with Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson.

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On the latest installment of Skip and Shannon: Undisputedhosts Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe analyzed the Monday night game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs. Sharpe weighed in on the debate with one clear message; Patrick Mahomes is the number one quarterback in the league, at least at the moment.

Sharpe said, “He [Patrick Mahomes] is the best player, he is the best quarterback. No disrespect, cause Russell Wilson is having an unbelievable season, Skip, and he might be the MVP, but they can’t see that kid… You can’t let him get outside the pocket, he’s too mobile, he’s too athletic because not only can he run… He can scramble and get first downs and he can still throw the ball with accuracy. They [Baltimore Ravens] had no answer.”

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Sep 20, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) runs the ball against the Los Angeles Chargers during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Without a doubt, the Super Bowl LIV MVP has shown why he was offered a contract extension worth half a billion dollars in the offseason. The Texas-born athlete was phenomenal against the Ravens. He threw for 385 yards and had five passing TDs as the Chiefs won by a 20-34 margin.

Coach Andy Reid will be happy that his star quarterback is firing on all cylinders as the Chiefs aim to make the Super Bowl for the second consecutive year. Mahomes is already in the NFL MVP conversation along with Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers. If he keeps putting up the same numbers as he did on Monday, he might win his second league MVP trophy at the end of the season.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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