NBA fans will agree that the Michael Jordan-LeBron James GOAT debate is a never-ending discussion. Both NBA stars are legendary in their own respective eras. However, fans and critics alike will always compare the two.
In the same context, Patrick Mahomes’ new 10-year contract extension has now led to him being involved in a lot of GOAT debates of his own.
Mahomes, who bagged the NFL MVP award in 2018 and the Super Bowl LIV MVP award in 2019, is being compared to the likes Tom Brady and Peyton Manning already.
Pat Mahomes is still only 24 but he has already achieved a great deal in the NFL. The Texas-born athlete has a 24-7 record in the NFL. He boasts a 65.9% pass completion since 2018.
He had a stellar 2018 season with the Chiefs. He threw for 5,000+ yards and registered 50 TDs in 2018. That helped him bag the 2018 NFL MVP award by a clear majority.
He followed up that performance with another strong display for the Chiefs last year. After winning the AFC title, Mahomes led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl trophy since 1970. There is no doubt that Mahomes is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL at the moment.
But where will he be at the end of his 10-year contract with the Chiefs? We’ll have to wait and watch.
Former NFL cornerback Jason Bell who is now a BBC pundit recently spoke about Mahomes’ god-given throwing arm. Bell wrote, “There are a few things – he’s got God-given arm talent like something I’ve never seen before; his ability to throw the ball from all different platforms, all different angles, and a little bit of that is his baseball background.
“With [head coach] Andy Reid, one of the best offensive coaches in football history, together they are finding a way, using his talent, to just dissect defences and he’s only going to get better at that the more he sees, being so young.”
Mahomes, along with Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill, will hope to repeat last year’s performances this season as well. The 2018 NFL MVP will be eager to make a statement with the Chiefs as they aim to win two Super Bowl titles in two years.