Mahomes has continued to impress on the field behind his unique skill set with his strong, accurate arm and playmaking ability that has taken the Chiefs to the next level. Heading into the Chiefs' Week 13 matchup against Kansas City, Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden voiced some major praise toward the 23-year-old with some comparisons to Hall of Famer Brett Favre.
Jon Gruden on Patrick Mahomes: “His overall skill set is sickening … He’s a young Favre.”
Says the best throw he’s ever seen is Mahomes vs. Louisiana Tech in college. pic.twitter.com/UPUOLe8zEw
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) November 28, 2018
There is much credence to Gruden's opinion, as he coached Favre first hand with the Green Bay Packers. That allowed him to see how the Hall of Famer played on a weekly basis. This is certainly huge praise given the type of talent that Favre was throughout his career behind his strong arm that allowed him to make impressive throws down the field.
Mahomes has taken full advantage of the opportunity that he has been given with the Chiefs as he's third in the league with 3,628 passing yards and first with 37 touchdown passes along with being second with a 117.9 passer rating.
The Texas Tech product is coming off a stellar outing in last Monday night’s 54-51 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, where he completed 33-of-46 passes for 478 yards and six touchdowns.
Mahomes has also already set the franchise record for touchdown passes in a single season, while he’s on pace for 5,277 passing yards and a near league-record 54 touchdown passes.
With Mahomes under center, the Chiefs are in position to not only compete for a Super Bowl this season, but also have a an extremely bright future ahead of them for possibly the next decade due to the generational talent that he has quickly proven to be.