Why Andy Reid sees Brett Favre in Patrick Mahomes


Patrick Mahomes already has an MVP and Super Bowl on his resume in just his fourth season – third as a starter – in the NFL, so there’s no debate he’s on a trajectory to be one of the all-time greats.

After all, he keeps getting compared to them.

This time, it is Mahomes’ mental approach combined with his physical talents that has Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid likening his quarterback to Hall of Famer Brett Favre, whom Reid coached in Green Bay as the quarterbacks coach from 1997-98.

“They think alike when that football’s in their hand,” Reid said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “It’s the same thought process. They both have phenomenal vision, like fighter pilot vision. They see everything. And then they’re going to rip your heart out. Every throw they’re going to gut you.”

Favre, however, had more of a gunslinger reputation which led to a high amount of interceptions. Mahomes is actually better than Favre when it comes to that category.

Through his first 33 games, Mahomes has thrown just 18 interceptions, compared to Favre who had 39 picks in his first 33 games.

Mahomes will look to add to his impressive resume on Monday night when the Chiefs head to Baltimore for a highly anticipated matchup against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens.

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