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.
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.
Shannon Sharpe picks Patrick Mahomes as the top quarterback prospect in the NFL
No disrespect to Russell Wilson, who's having an unbelievable season, but he can't see Mahomes.
Patrick Mahomes is the best player and best QB. pic.twitter.com/OP2UM1IRNt
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) September 29, 2020
On the latest installment of Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, hosts 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.”
Mahomes competing with Russell Wilson for the NFL MVP title
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.