Shannon Sharpe Disses Aaron Rodgers & Patrick Mahomes’ Throwing Mechanism, Claims Tom Brady Is the Superior QB

Published 08/26/2021, 2:10 PM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers yells as he takes the field against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


Aaron Rodgers was the NFL MVP for his swashbuckling performances over the course of the 2020 NFL season. And in 2019 it was Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs. 

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Both have enjoyed considerable success in the NFL over the years. While both have a Super Bowl ring each, there is a man who has more rings than them combined. In fact, he has more than three times their combined total.

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

That quarterback is none other than Tom Brady. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB won his seventh ring last season to further stake his claim as the greatest to have played the sport. 

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But their overall abilities aside, there is one aspect of their game that Tom Brady is superior to when it comes to Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. At least according to NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe.

Tom Brady trumps Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers

During a segment of Undisputed, Shannon Sharpe while debating with NFL analyst Skip Bayless over a poll claimed that the throwing mechanics of Aaron Rodgers isn’t one he’d teach young aspiring quarterbacks.

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“Mechanics, no question. I would not teach a quarterback the mechanics of Aaron Rodgers because he throws a lot off his back foot and I’m like, ‘Bruh, how are you how you doing that?” said Sharpe. 

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When Bayless read out that Tom Brady was ranked first in terms of most fundamentally sound QB when it comes to throwing mechanics, Sharpe seemed to agree. He hinted that Mahomes’ gunslinger action as well one not being one that is fundamentally sound.

“The way Mahomes and Rodger throws a football, I’m not teaching that,” he said.

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Rodgers’ and Mahomes’ styles are unique. They have their flaws, but they managed to execute the most breathtaking plays more often than not. So even if one doesn’t have the best throwing action, just getting the job done will get you places.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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