There’s no doubt about it. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes is unlike anything we’ve ever seen at his position on a football field. The third year signal-caller is already being anointed as the best QB in the National Football League against the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady. However, his latest statistical comparison regarding Hall-of-Famer Troy Aikman is generating waves in sports media today.
On Monday night, The Athletic Kansas City promoted a podcast referencing the fact Mahomes has already managed to throw for one third of Aikman’s total career touchdowns in only eight percent of the games.
Needless to say, Aikman was not amused. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback took to Twitter to express his feelings on the matter saying, “Talk to me when he has 33% of my Super Bowl titles”.
The quarterback is dead-on with his rebuttal against the publication. It’s ludicrous to even compare the two QB’s. They’ve both played in completely different eras, and diminishing Aikman’s career accomplishments in order to “hype up” Mahomes (who doesn’t even need it at this point) is blatantly disrespectful.
Sports records are made to be broken, as they exist in periods of time. Those same periods of time are dominated by innovation, dedication and execution on the field. Championships are the only true measure of one’s greatness because of those titles to transcend time.
Mahomes is great because he is changing the way quarterbacks are looked at every single Sunday, and doing things our eyes have never witnessed. He is a revolutionary player in a forever-evolving game. Still, let’s not put the cart before the horse because Troy Aikman’s career and three Super Bowl wins are legendary, and the Chiefs’ youngster needs to win the last game of the season before drawing another comparison. Until then, there are 31 other starters across the NFL he can be measured against.
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