“He’s really special” – Tyrann Mathieu Compliments Teammate Patrick Mahomes

August 20, 2020 6:38 pm

If you don’t know it yet, Patrick Mahomes is a special, special player. Don’t believe it? Then just ask Super Bowl LIV winner and Mahomes’ teammate Tyrann Mathieu aka ‘The Honey Badger’. Mathieu was part of Kansas City Chiefs’ stellar run to the Super Bowl last season.

The Chiefs staged a stunning come-from-behind win to down Kyle Shanahan’s San Francisco 49ers in Miami. This was the Missouri-based team’s first Super Bowl win in the last 50 years having last won it in 1970.

Mahomes was rightfully awarded the Super Bowl LIV MVP Trophy for his heroic efforts in the fourth quarter of that game. He also signed a $450 multi-million worth 10-year contract extension with the Chiefs last month. In doing so, Mahomes stands to make almost $500 million (including bonuses) when the contract ends in 2031. This will make it one of the biggest sporting deals of all time, period.

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Patrick Mahomes deserved the $500 million contract, says Tyrann Mathieu

After Aaron Rodgers a couple of weeks ago, Kansas City Chiefs’ Safety Tyrann Mathieu was the guest this week on 10 Questions with Kyle Brandt. The NFL veteran spoke about a host of things ranging from winning the Super Bowl to playing alongside the dynamic Patrick Mahomes. When questioned about Mahomes’ mammoth contract, here’s what Mathieu replied:

“I mean, especially for Patrick Mahomes, I was so happy for him and his family, you know, first and foremost. I think whatever deal he signed, the only way to justify it was to give him that kind of money. I think he’s that kind of player. He’s really special, you know, outside of the really wild plays he makes, I think he’s really somebody his teammates can count on, you know, day to day.”

“I was happy for him, I was excited for him. Obviously for me too man, to play with a quarterback like that for years to come, it doesn’t happen often, so hopefully we can make the most of it,” Mathieu said about Mahomes on the podcast.

Without a doubt, Pat Mahomes is a generational talent of epic proportions. The California-born athlete cemented his top-five status in the league over the last two years. An NFL MVP award win in 2018 followed by a standout performance to bag the Super Bowl LIV award in 2019 means Patrick Mahomes is now a top-three quarterback in the NFL. Can the Texas Tech graduate celebrate the signing of his extension with another Super Bowl ring in 2020? When it comes to Mahomes, it’s best to ‘never say never’.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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