On Monday, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes shared a hilarious post on Twitter comparing himself and Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.
The reigning Super Bowl champion thinks he’s figured out why he and Rodgers are having such great seasons. In fact, most NFL analysts and football fans think it’s a two-man race for the league MVP trophy.
Mahomes has led the Chiefs to an impressive 11-1 record so far this season. Additionally, Rodgers is just behind, leading the Packers to a 9-3 record through Week 13. Both teams have a commanding lead in their respective divisions and are locked in as playoff contenders.
Furthermore, Mahomes has already thrown for 4,056 yards with a 68% completion rate. He’s added 33 touchdown passes and only thrown two interceptions all season. Likewise, Rodgers has similar statistics thus far in 2020. He’s thrown for 3,476 yards while completing 67% of his passes. The 2010 Super Bowl-winning quarterback has also thrown 37 touchdowns with only four interceptions on the season. Heading into the last four weeks of the season, the MVP race is a tight one.
However, Mahomes says he knows why the two quarterbacks have been so successful so far this season. Each of them are State Farm Insurance spokespersons, and the Chiefs QB joked that’s the secret to their stellar years on the football field.
“Must be that @StateFarm insurance. . .,” Mahomes jokingly tweeted, while adding a couple of laughing emojis.
Patrick Mahomes Has Been Great, But His Teammate Wasn’t Convinced
Mahomes has arguably been the best quarterback in the NFL for the last few seasons. Yet, one of his teammates was not convinced about the QB when the Chiefs selected him in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Kansas City’s star wide receiver Tyreek Hill wasn’t impressed with the quarterback selection. In fact, the wide receiver thought the team made a mistake by taking him No. 10 overall.
Hill joined Inside the NFL recently and shared his brutally honest opinion on Mahomes after seeing him practice for the first time.
“I thought he was trash, I ain’t gonna cap,” Hill hilariously explained. “I was like, ‘this is who y’all drafted right here? That second year his quarterback mechanics was different. He was spending more time with his quarterback coach. He was spending more time with coach (Andy) Reid learning the offense. Dude was like different.”