Sunday’s Superbowl will also be the challenge between two QBs who, currently, could not be further apart in terms of fame, glory and results.
We are entering the most electrifying weekend of the year, that of Super Bowl. To Las Vegas i Kansas City Chiefs they face the San Francisco 49ers in the 58th Super Bowl, 4 years after Miami when Mahomes led his team to a comeback success. Patrick is still there but this time he will have to deal with Brock Purdy who from 3rd QB last season is now the leader of the Niners.
From Patrick Mahomes we already know everything. Released from Texas Tech in 2017 and chosen by the Chiefs with pick #10 (received by the Bills) after being ignored by the Bears who jumped on Mitch Trubisky, Mahomes immediately makes it clear what a phenomenon he is… in training. Alex Smith, starting QB at the time of the role of QB for the Chiefs, recently told how already during the various training sessions he could see what #15 was made of and that he quickly understood what his place was, in the long term , anything but safe. Kansas City made Mahomes play just one game in his debut season, making him “go to work” behind Smith. The year of study bears fruit. In the following year, Mahomes is immediately the starter and with him the ride of the current Chiefs begins. Six Championships in a row (streak still open), four participations in the Superbowl, 2 titles with the possibility of grabbing the third the day after tomorrow. Rich, famous, the protagonist of one commercial after another and a career that, if it ended today, would put him in the top #5 QB of every era.
From Brock Purdy one thing is constantly repeated and that is that, in the two-year draft, he was chosen last (the so-called Mr. Irrelevant). This Irrelevant thing (which is also a bit funny considering that NFL history is full of very good players who weren’t even called and became “pros” from Undrafted) helped him by taking away various responsibilities and shifting the spotlight of the Niners’ success on his teammates. From the series “he wins because with that attack anyone would win”; which is clearly not true. Purdy is not Mahomes but he knows how to manage the offense he has in his hands excellently and the four years as a starter at Iowa State have given him a lot of experience which comes in handy in key moments of the game.