Everyone is going crazy about the ridiculous comparison between Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and a draft prospect

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 11: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on before Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Football fans are losing their minds after an NFL Draft analyst and former league scout compared a not-so-highly-touted quarterback to Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Daniel Kelly, a former NFL Scout, recently wrote a piece at FirstRoundMock.com to explain why he views South Carolina’s Spencer Rattler as a “franchise” signal-caller. Back in 2022, Kelly even wrote that Rattler was “the next Patrick Mahomes.”

As someone who was hired to work in the Pro Scouting Department at the Jets under the leadership of Hall of Fame Head Coach Bill Parcells—

Patrick Mahomes of Kansas City Chiefs looking on.

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The QB in this draft who is ‘closest’ to Patrick Mahomes —isn’t Caleb Williams—it’s Spencer Rattler https://t.co/9guILChcPz 2024 #NFL Draft

— FIRST ROUND MOCK (@firstroundmock) February 24, 2024
Kelly’s bold comparison, as you would guess, caused quite the stir on social media:


I hope this tweet finds you well. That first sentence eliminates any credibility you have. Put that in a bio somewhere, not on every post.



— PLUTO NASH (@MADKEEF) February 24, 2024
What happened to “as a former NFL scout”

— Anthony Russo (@Anthony_Russo97) February 24, 2024

this might be the worst football take I’ve ever seen…no way you just compared Rattler to Mahomes

— Carson (@CarsonTalksFB) February 24, 2024
This dudes takes are some of the worst I’ve seen. Its just contrarianism disguised as analysis

— Snoodster (@Snoodster) February 24, 2024
Why say the “next Patrick Mahomes”, and not just the next great QB?

There’s only one Patrick 🤷‍♂️

— Crazie_Ates (@crazie_ates) February 24, 2024
Can you stop giving this guy attention ? He’s just making outrageous statements for clicks and you’re buying it.

— sosa wilt chamberlain+ (@BigBagSosa24) February 24, 2024
It’s definitely bold to compare Rattler to the best football player on the planet, but you also never know when a franchise-changing signal-caller will come aboard.

Remember, Mahomes was considered a boom-or-bust prospect when the Chiefs drafted him back in 2017, and not a sure-thing to succeed. And of course, Tom Brady of all people was a sixth-round draft choice in 2000.

Rattler has a compelling skill set to succeed, but the odds of him (and just about anybody else, for that matter) becoming as good as Mahomes are awfully low.

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