Former Cowboys wide receiver and Hall of Famer Michael Irvin has high praise for Mahomes, who led the Chiefs to a 21-14 win over the Dolphins.
Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in the NFL, according to Michael Irvin. The former Cowboys star and current analyst said that Mahomes is “basically God playing quarterback” after the Chiefs defeated the Dolphins in the NFL Germany game.
Mahomes did not have his usual stellar numbers, throwing for only 185 yards and no touchdowns. He also had a rare connection with his favorite target, Travis Kelce, who caught only three passes for 27 yards. However, Irvin recognized that Mahomes does not need flashy stats to make an impact on the game.
“He doesn’t have quite the talent he needs at wide receiver, but he always makes just enough plays to keep them in the game,” Irvin said. “He’s a phenomenal, phenomenal talent.”
Irvin’s comments reflect the growing admiration for Mahomes, who has been dominating the league since his MVP season in 2018. Mahomes has led the Chiefs to two consecutive Super Bowl appearances, winning one in 2019. He has also shown his leadership and poise in clutch situations, leading several comeback victories.
The Chiefs improved to 7-2 with the win over the Dolphins, and are looking to secure their third straight AFC West title. They will have a bye week before facing the Eagles, who are the best team in the NFC. The game will be a rematch of Super Bowl LII, which the Eagles won 41-33.
Mahomes will have a chance to prove Irvin right and show why he is the “God” of quarterbacks.