Michael Irvin is widely considered as one of the greatest wide receivers of all time. This is exactly why when he speaks, we listen. Just recently, the 54-year-old spoke very highly of Kansas City Chiefs superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, dubbing the reigning Super Bowl MVP as the NFL’s Stephen Curry.
According to Irvin, he believes that Mahomes is capable of revolutionizing the sport of football, just like how Curry did it for the NBA:
“I consider Patrick to be the Steph Curry of the NFL,” Irvin said, via Nick Friedell of ESPN. “Somebody that’s going to take this thing to the next level. Steph Curry took 3-pt shooting to the next level … in a sense Pat Mahomes is doing some of that in the world of the NFL.”
That’s some high praise from one of the greatest ever, and in truth, this is actually a comparison we’ve already heard in the past. In just his fourth year in the league, Mahomes has already had quite an impact on the sport, as he continues to make his mark in so many aspects of the game. It’s hard to deny that Mahomes’ rather unconventional narrative does have some similarities to that of the Golden State Warriors star.
Mahomes’ full array of talent was on full display on Sunday, as he led the Chiefs to an inspiring 35-31 victory against the Las Vegas Raiders.
The 25-year-old completed 34-of-45 passes for a 348-yard gain, while also scoring on two touchdowns.
The Kansas City star also came up with a game-winning drive, as he hit Travis Kelce on an amazing 22-yard pass. It was another day at the office for a player that has quickly established himself as a future Hall of Famer.