5 years in the past, when followers have been already evaluating Patrick Mahomes to Troy Aikman, the previous quarterback wasn’t having any of it. He even posed a problem to the younger QB in response to all of the comparisons. With Mahomes’ third Super Bowl now within the pocket, let’s simply say that problem is greater than 100% full. And sadly for Aikman, the web by no means forgets.
In September of 2019, when Mahomes was taking child steps within the NFL, however had already proved to be a giant fish, and was already being in comparison with the likes of Troy Aikman. Mahomes had simply capped off a season wherein he threw 50 landing passes. By the night time of Sept. 29, 2019, Mahomes had the Chiefs at 4-0 with 10 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Aikman couldn’t assist however weigh in on a put up that learn “Patrick Mahomes has thrown 36% of Troy Aikman’s profession touchdowns, in about 8% of the video games.”
Perhaps this didn’t sit proper with the Cowboys legend, who replied with a retort saying, “Talk to me when he has 33% of my Super Bowl Titles.” Well, the web was fast to dig up this tweet after the Chiefs plowed the 49ers on Sunday to safe their third Super Bowl in 5 years. As of Sunday night time, Mahomes has claimed as many Super Bowl titles at age 28 as Aikman received throughout his complete Hall of Fame profession.
In 18 playoff appearances, Mahomes has amassed 5,135 passing yards and 41 landing throws, together with a present profitable streak of seven video games following consecutive championship victories. In distinction, Aikman had 3,849 passing yards and 23 landing passes in 16 postseason video games. Of course, the web wasn’t gonna let this slide.
Fans had a subject day when this tweet resurfaced, dunking on Aikman and his feedback that clearly didn’t age properly. Many wished to remind Aikman of his feedback, and that it was time to eat his phrases. Aikman, for his half, had already graciously congratulated Mahomes and the Chiefs on the win.
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(*5*)Even NFL pundits jumped in on the enjoyable of praising Mahomes, on the expense of Aikman. Roland Martin wrote, “Well, @PatrickMahomes now has three Super Bowl rings, Troy,’ whereas SiriusXM’s Andreas Hale wrote “100% with 3 MVPs. Oops.” Troy Aikman followers have been, nonetheless, additionally fast to his protection, saying that his authentic feedback weren’t out of contempt, with some even saying that Mahomes is just benefitting from the principles of at this time, whereas Aikman performed a really completely different recreation throughout a really completely different time.