Ravens coordinator says Patrick Mahomes is like Joe Montana

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Having already compared Browns rookie Baker Mayfield to John Elway and Brett Favre earlier this year, Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale had more high praise for another young quarterback.

Ahead of this week’s game against the Chiefs, Martindale said Patrick Mahomes reminded him of another quarterback who passed through Kansas City.

“I think Mahomes is [Joe] Montana — I’m talking about the San Francisco Montana and not the Kansas City Montana,” Martindale said, via Jamison Hemsley of ESPN.com. “I think how everything is cyclical and history repeats itself. I think you’re seeing that combination between Andy [Reid] and Mahomes of Montana and Bill Walsh. I really do.”

(Gee, it’s almost like he’s just buttering them up. Maybe next week when they play the Buccaneers he’ll say Jameis Winston reminds him of Vinny Testaverde, which now that you mention it. . . .)

Mahomes is certainly having an impressive season, with 41 touchdown passes.

That puts him 232 touchdowns, four Super Bowl rings, three Super Bowl MVPs, two league MVP awards and one gold jacket behind Montana.

So year, they’re basically the same guy.

“He’s wise beyond his years, the way he controls the line of scrimmage, the way he checks, the audibles, snap count, the way he moves the safeties with his looks and his dropbacks,” Ravens safety Eric Weddle said. “[I’m] obviously impressed with what I’ve seen, and it’s exciting for me to go out there and try to make him mess up with what I can do and maybe force him into some throws he wouldn’t want to do.”

Of course, the Ravens have been pretty impressive this year in their own right, practically a modern version of the 1985 Bears. Or something.

18 responses to “Ravens coordinator says Patrick Mahomes is like Joe Montana

  1. He’s NOTHING like Joe Montana. Their game could not be more different. Regardless of how good Mahomes ends up being, the last person he plays like is Joe Montana.

  2. Laughable. Look at their schedule, split with the Steelers. Lost to every other team with any semblance of an offense. BTW…the Chiefs have a semblance of an offense.

  3. That’s taking the “let’s flatter our opponent” to a really ridiculous level. Mahomes has a long way to go to warrant comparison to any of the great quarterbacks, past and present.

  4. How are they really alike?

    Are the Chiefs cheating with stickum for their receivers and RBs, and silicone on the jerseys of their O-line, like Montana’s 49ers cheated?

  5. schwamtek says: Montana: the real GOAT
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    He was before Brady. But his 9ers dynasty lasted half as long as Brady’s Pats, he only won half as many games as Brady, half as many playoffs as Brady and almost all of it before the modern era of Parity Rules (cap and FA) which makes dynasties almost impossible. Oh and lower passer rating than Brady too, a much lower win ratio.

    And you can’t call Joe the GOAT for 4 of 4 (instead of Brady’s 5 of 8) because that ignores his 7 playoff years when Joe just wasn’t good enough to get there and the 4 seasons when he missed the playoffs entirely. Compare that to Brady going to the playoffs in all but one year as a starter, reaching the AFCG 75% of the time and the SB 50% of the time.

    Oh and Brady holds the NFL all-time passing yards record as of 2 weeks ago (Brees just has the reg-season mark). And in his last game Brady also just equaled the NFL’s all-time career passing TD record (equaling Manning) with 579 (508 reg season + 71 playoffs). I’ll always be a huge fan of Montana (as is Brady), but the GOAT conversation ended a few years ago.

  6. And according to Pro Football Reference, there is a QB whose career is similar to Jay Fiedler, David and Derek Carr, Scott Mitchell, Ryan Tannehill, Stan Humphries, and Kyle Orton.

  7. streetyson says:
    December 6, 2018 at 6:27 pm
    schwamtek says: Montana: the real GOAT
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    He was before Brady. But his 9ers dynasty lasted half as long as Brady’s Pats, he only won half as many games as Brady, half as many playoffs as Brady and almost all of it before the modern era of Parity Rules (cap and FA) which makes dynasties almost impossible. Oh and lower passer rating than Brady too, a much lower win ratio.

    And you can’t call Joe the GOAT for 4 of 4 (instead of Brady’s 5 of 8) because that ignores his 7 playoff years when Joe just wasn’t good enough to get there and the 4 seasons when he missed the playoffs entirely. Compare that to Brady going to the playoffs in all but one year as a starter, reaching the AFCG 75% of the time and the SB 50% of the time.

    Oh and Brady holds the NFL all-time passing yards record as of 2 weeks ago (Brees just has the reg-season mark). And in his last game Brady also just equaled the NFL’s all-time career passing TD record (equaling Manning) with 579 (508 reg season + 71 playoffs). I’ll always be a huge fan of Montana (as is Brady), but the GOAT conversation ended a few years ago.

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    Brady wouldn’t have lasted a season and a half if he took the beating Montana did back when they played actual football.

  8. The highest and most accurate compliment you can pay Mahomes is to say he plays like Mahomes. He’s his own man and I’m good with that.

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