Patrick Mahomes more accomplished than Michael Jordan, claims team Chiefs CEO
Patrick Mahomes is hoping to add his second Super Bowl in his fourth season with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As the Chiefs prepare to take on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, Clark Hunt — the CEO of the Chiefs — claims that Mahomes has accomplished more than Michael Jordan early in his career during an appearance on 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City.
“Yeah, it’s amazing the success that Patrick has had so early in his career. I mean really more so than Michael Jordan had early in his career,” Hunt said, via Ryan Gaydos of FoxBusiness. “It took Michael a few years before he won his first championship and Patrick, in year one, had us on the cusp of making the Super Bowl, and unfortunately, the Patriots didn’t let it happen that year. We’re just blessed to have him and it’s gonna be a fun 10-plus year career for Patrick in Kansas City.”
After being selected with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Patrick Mahomes sat for a season behind Alex Smith. However, in his first season as a starter in 2018, Mahomes would proceed to explode for 50 touchdowns en route to winning the NFL’s MVP award.
While Mahomes came up short of making a Super Bowl in 2018 — ironically due to Brady — he would take the Chiefs to a Super Bowl in 2019. The All-Pro signal-caller would help Kansas City secure a Super Bowl last season, giving him his first ring of likely many.
Hunt highlights that Jordan took a few years to achieve his first championship before he went on to win six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls. Even though Hunt believes Mahomes has accomplished more than Jordan early in his career, he hopes it results in Mahomes winning six or more Super Bowls for the Chiefs. His quest for two Super Bowls begins on Sunday against the Buccaneers.