While Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has the recognition in the 2018 NFL MVP award, he also has a supporter in former QB Michael Vick.
Vick, appearing on sports talk show host Colin Cowherd’s FS1 program “The Herd” on Tuesday, hyped up the Chiefs QB.
“He’s a once in a generation type of talent because of his arm strength,” Vick told Cowherd. “His intangibles are through the roof.”
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"What we saw from Mahomes last year will get magnified… the ceiling is very high for him." — @MichaelVick pic.twitter.com/FeQ40JFfHB
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 30, 2019
Vick went on to heap praise on his former coach Andy Reid, who coaches Mahomes in Kansas City. Reid has been with the franchise since 2013 and prior to that spent time as the Philadelphia Eagles head coach for 14 seasons. Vick, returning from serving a prison sentence for dog fighting in 2009, played under Reid in Philly for four seasons.
Despite the possibility of Mahomes, turning 24 years old in September, seeing newly designed defenses in his first season after his MVP season, Vick is still a believer in his potential, including his ability to improvise. Further, with Reid in his corner, Mahomes’ ceiling is extremely high due to Vick’s former coach, in his words, being an offensive “guru.”
“[Reid is a] guru, who loves the offensive side of the ball, and that’s what he [does],” Vick answered on Cowherd’s program.
Mahomes threw for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns with a 66.0% completion percentage in his first full season under center in the NFL. The 2017 draft’s 10th overall selection worked his way to his first Pro-Bowl and All-Pro selections along with the aforementioned MVP award on his ever-growing trophy shelf.