‘Aaron Rodgers Has 4 MVPs, How Many Super Bowls Does He Have?’: NFL Legend Ends Rodgers vs Patrick Mahomes Debate Regarding Tier 1 Quarterbacks

Published 07/27/2022, 12:30 PM EDT
Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) yells before the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports | Credit: Reuters

The Athletic by Mike Sando is out with the NFL Quarterbacks Tier list of 2022. Just like every year, there are five tiers. Tier 1 represents the best players, while tier five represents the worst. The voters are fifty NFL coaches and executives. With one average vote, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, tops the list. However, this did not appeal to Shannon Sharpe, the former tight end for Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens turned sports analyst. Sharpe lets out his support to the Kansas City Chiefs QB, Patrick Mahomes, who was not a part of the first tier on the list.

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On the show, ‘Skip and Shannon UNDISPUTED’, Shannon Sharpe fiercely supported the Chiefs QB.

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Sharpe’s resentment as to not seeing Patrick Mahomes at the top

If one is a good player, in this case, Patrick Mahomes, seeing them top a list becomes an urgency. Mahomes who has led the Chiefs to the best record in the NFL at 13-1, has passed 4,839 yards and achieved 37 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in the year 2021. Along with that, he won the league MVP award in the year 2018 and took his team to the Super Bowl title in the year 2019, again winning the MVP award.

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This achievement makes him the youngest player to win both types of MVP trophies. The statistics are far more than impressive. Hence, the debate over who deserves to be on the first spot sparked on the NFL Hall of Fame, Shannon Sharpe’s show.

Oct 17, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) attempts a pass against the Washington Football Team during the first half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports | Credit: Getty Images

According to Sharpe, “Four conference championship games that he has started in, four pro bowls and a super bowl MVP and a regular season MVP, and he’s not Tier 1. I don’t know what Tier 1 is then. If Patrick Mahomes isn’t Tier 1 quarterback, there aren’t any tier 1 QB.” The argument proposed by the former TE sounds impactful.

A brief comparison of the two quarterbacks

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Comparing the two superstar quarterbacks (Patrick Mahomes from Kansas City Chiefs and Aaron Rodgers from Green Bay Packers) is certainly a difficult task. Especially because of the age difference between these two. Mahomes is 26 years old, and Rodgers is 38 years old. One of the apt ways to judge or compare these two athletes is by looking at their early seasons. Mahomes had the most passing touchdowns (128 TD) since 2018, and he threw the most interceptions (23 Int) than Rodgers (31 Int). Of course, other aspects should be considered as well.

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Although Shannon Sharpe has the answer to the debate, it can be collectively agreed that both the quarterbacks are adept at their game. Patrick Mahomes is young and talented. Therefore, he will drive his team to victory, and Rodgers’ experience is clearly displayed on the field. Who do you think deserves to be on tier 1 among the two?

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Neha Joshi

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Neha Joshi is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She is pursuing her postgraduate degree in English Literature from R.D National, Mumbai.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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