Patrick Mahomes names his favorite quarterbacks

Patrick Mahomes names his favorite quarterbacksPatrick Mahomes names his favorite quarterbacks

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Patrick Mahomes is obviously one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks — perhaps the NFL’s best quarterback, depending on the given week — but when push comes to shove, and he has to eliminate himself from the discussion, which quarterbacks does he respect the most for their own attributes?» data-reactid=»13″>Patrick Mahomes is obviously one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks — perhaps the NFL’s best quarterback, depending on the given week — but when push comes to shove, and he has to eliminate himself from the discussion, which quarterbacks does he respect the most for their own attributes?

On the most recent episode of the highly-recommended “Huddle and Flow” podcast, hosted by Steve Wyche and Jim Trotter of the NFL Network, Mahomes went through his own favorite quarterbacks in certain situations.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Arm talent:Aaron Rodgers. He’s a guy who has the fastball, but he also has every other pitch. He can throw it as far as you want, and he can throw it as accurately as you want. You have to have everything if you want to be at the top of that ‘arm talent’ list.”» data-reactid=»21″>Arm talent:Aaron Rodgers. He’s a guy who has the fastball, but he also has every other pitch. He can throw it as far as you want, and he can throw it as accurately as you want. You have to have everything if you want to be at the top of that ‘arm talent’ list.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Mobility: “Lamar Jackson. You can’t tackle him, man. I saw him hit the sideline against us, and he barely stepped out of bounds, but he was almost out of there.”» data-reactid=»22″>Mobility: “Lamar Jackson. You can’t tackle him, man. I saw him hit the sideline against us, and he barely stepped out of bounds, but he was almost out of there.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Ability to read the blitz:Tom Brady. That’s an easy one, man. It’s like he’s seen it all, and he knows it’s coming before it even comes.”» data-reactid=»23″>Ability to read the blitz:Tom Brady. That’s an easy one, man. It’s like he’s seen it all, and he knows it’s coming before it even comes.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Two minutes left in the game, and down by a score, who are you giving the ball?Russell Wilson. He’s done it week in and week out fo rhis entire career. He’s going to be level-headed, and he’s always positive — I think you can see it in those ‘Mic’d Up’ things. If it wasn’t myself, I would give it to Russell.”» data-reactid=»24″>Two minutes left in the game, and down by a score, who are you giving the ball?Russell Wilson. He’s done it week in and week out fo rhis entire career. He’s going to be level-headed, and he’s always positive — I think you can see it in those ‘Mic’d Up’ things. If it wasn’t myself, I would give it to Russell.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Mahomes also named New England’s Stephon Gilmore as the most challenging cornerback he’s faced.» data-reactid=»25″>Mahomes also named New England’s Stephon Gilmore as the most challenging cornerback he’s faced.

“He’s going to get up and play physical. He’s good in zone and man coverage, and he’s a special player out there.”

Finally, Mahomes’ selection for the one pass-rusher he always has to account for made a lot of sense.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“Aaron Donald. That dude’s a beast. I don’t know how many times I’ve been strip-sacked in my career — it wasn’t a lot, but he did it to me twice in one game. After that, I was trying to send as many people his way [as possible].”» data-reactid=»28″>“Aaron Donald. That dude’s a beast. I don’t know how many times I’ve been strip-sacked in my career — it wasn’t a lot, but he did it to me twice in one game. After that, I was trying to send as many people his way [as possible].”

Mahomes, who is coming off a five-touchdown performance against the Jets last Sunday, takes on the Panthers in Week 9.