Los Angeles Lakers Legend Magic Johnson Lauds ‘Special Player’ Patrick Mahomes

Published 10/01/2020, 6:56 AM EDT
Sep 28, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) reacts after throwing a fourth quarter touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


Patrick Mahomes was in the headlines all throughout the offseason after he bagged a new 10-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. GM Brett Veach handed Mahomes a deal worth almost $500 million (including bonuses).

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Mahomes’ new extension will see him stay in Missouri till 2031 at least; in addition, it made him the highest-earning quarterback in the NFL. The Texas-born athlete has repaid the faith shown in him by the Chiefs after starting the 2020 NFL campaign with a series of back-to-back wins.

Under Mahomes, the Chiefs are on a three-game winning streak. Their recent 20-34 win over Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens was a strong statement to rival teams.

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Patrick Mahomes was the standout performer on Monday night, and he also managed to catch the eye of someone special.

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NBA legend Magic Johnson tips Patrick Mahomes for MVP season in 2020

NBA great and Los Angeles Lakers legend, Magic Johnson, took to Twitter to express his admiration. The five-time NBA Championship winner singled out Mahomes for special praise after his inspirational display against the Ravens.

The 2018 NFL MVP threw for 385 yards, had five passing TDs against zero interceptions. Mahomes has a pass completion rate of 67.8% in the league this year. He’s thrown for 898 yards with nine passing TDs.

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Sep 10, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) and tight end Travis Kelce (87) celebrate after a touchdown during the first half against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The 25-year-old is being touted as a contender for this year’s NFL MVP award along with the likes of Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson, and Aaron Rodgers.

Wilson is currently the favorite right now, but Mahomes could change that in the coming weeks if he keeps playing the way he did on Monday night.

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The Chiefs are scheduled to play Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots in Week Four. A Patrick Mahomes – Cam Newton clash will be a treat to NFL aficionados across the globe. Let’s hope the hype surrounding the game lives up to expectations.

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Daniel Arambur

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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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