Patrick Mahomes reminds Aaron Rodgers of himself.
Mahomes has been a breakout star for the Chiefs during his first full season as the team’s starting quarterback. Rodgers was asked about the 23-year-old MVP candidate when he met with reporters Thursday.
“I don’t want to disrespect him with this, but I see a lot of my young self in him,” Rodgers said (via USA Today’s Packers Wire). “He rolls around, runs around, makes plays. He has a big arm. He’s talented. Plays with a great swagger. He’s fun to watch.”
Mahomes has completed 67.5 percent of his passes and tallied a league-high 37 touchdown passes to lead the Chiefs to a 9-2 record. He has thrown four or more touchdowns in six games this season and racked-up an NFL-leading 3,628 passing yards.
Meanwhile, Rodgers’ Packers are in third place of the NFC North with a 4-5-1 record. The two-time MVP has registered 19 touchdowns and just one interception in 10 games.
The Packers will face the Vikings in Week 12 action Sunday while the Chiefs are on a bye.