The NFL’s future: Patrick Mahomes

Jotham Israel, Sports Writer

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You know, after the Patriots beat the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, I was wondering when that brand-new-once-in-a-generation quarterback was going to take the league by storm.

I respect the careers of Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and all of those great veteran quarterbacks. However, I was wondering when they would have new competition on the rise.

It looks like I didn’t have to wait that long because man oh man, this new generation of quarterbacks is lit!

Over the past two years, we’ve seen young quarterbacks like Mitchell Trubisky, DeShaun Watson and Baker Mayfield enter the league with great potential.

However, there’s one guy that came out of nowhere and became the new face of the NFL. His name is Patrick Mahomes.

This second-year gunslinger from Texas Tech was insane in his first year as a starter. The man threw for 5,097 yards, 50 touchdowns and posted an 81.8 QBR rating.

Mahomes did so much for the Kansas City Chiefs this past season. He led the Chiefs to their first home playoff win in 25 years and nearly beat Tom Brady in the AFC Championship to go to the Super Bowl.

If you’re watching quarterbacks facing off against Brady in the playoffs, you would think that most of them would choke like Jared Goff did in the Super Bowl, especially if they’re young, right?

Yeah, not my homie Mahomes!

He was uncharacteristically kept out of the endzone in the first half of the AFC Championship game, but then he turned on the jets and dropped 31 points on New England in the second half.

Let’s be real, the only reasons Mahomes didn’t go to the Super Bowl was because his defense failed him in the clutch and he lost a coin toss.

Aside from that loss, look at his accomplishments: League MVP, offensive player of the year, Pro Bowler, first-team All-Pro and record holder for most touchdowns by a Chiefs quarterback.

He even had an appearance on the oh-so awesome NFL 100 commercial. Don’t forget the passes he threw that nobody else would even dare to throw.

A left-handed pass to Tyreek Hill in Denver? Check. Complete a pass into triple coverage on fourth down with the game on the line against the Ravens’ defense of all defenses? Triple check.

Throw a million sidearmed, no-look passes like it’s nothing? Give me a million checks like Nike and stack the M’s for Mahomes!

The next generation of NFL quarterbacks is upon us, and with Patrick Mahomes leading the charge, our entertainment needs will surely be satisfied.

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