“I’m a Pat Mahomes fan”- Aaron Rodgers Addresses Comparisons with Chiefs Quarterback

Published 09/30/2020, 6:45 PM EDT
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


Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers has enjoyed a fine start to his 2020 NFL campaign. He’s turned the clock back with some eye-catching displays over the last three weeks.

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A-Rod has thrown for 880+ yards and has nine passing TDs in three games this season. He’s being touted as an early front-runner in the NFL MVP race along with Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson.

However, there is a third name popping up in the MVP competition in the form of Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. The former 2018 NFL MVP threw for 385 yards and had five passing TDs and zero interceptions in the win over Baltimore Ravens on Monday.

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But Aaron Rodgers believes that Mahomes is just getting started.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers heaps praise on Patrick Mahomes

Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers made his weekly appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday. The former Indianapolis Colts player asked Rodgers about his opinion on superstar Patrick Mahomes. Here’s what the veteran quarterback replied.

“I’m a Pat Mahomes fan, I really am. I enjoy watching him play, I enjoy his demeanor, he’s a fun guy to be around. He’s got a lot of character and he’s supremely talented, I enjoy watching him play because it’s always kind of fun watching the next group of guys come up.

“You know, with the utmost amount of respect…I do see similarities in our game. Being able to move around in the pocket, being able to run around, throw on the run, adjust things in the last scrimmage.

“You know, being able to make all the throws on the field, it’s impressive. I think he’s put together a really nice start to his career,” Rodgers said on the show.

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

The Chiefs are currently on a 3-0 record after the win over the Ravens on Monday night. They will next play Bill Belichick and Cam Newton’s New England Patriots in Week Four.

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Meanwhile, the Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers also remain unbeaten in the league after three games. Head Coach Matt LaFleur is aiming to lead the Packers to the NFC Championship Game for the second consecutive year.

Is it possible that we’ll get to see an Aaron Rodgers – Patrick Mahomes showdown in this year’s Super Bowl? Never say never.

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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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