Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman believes “it doesn’t make sense” to compare Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes to him.
Earlier this week, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback went super viral on Twitter after he appeared to take a jab at Mahomes because the young quarterback has yet to win any Super Bowl titles.
He responded to a tweet that made note of Mahomes having thrown 36 percent of Aikman’s career touchdowns in just 8 percent of the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback’s career games.
Aikman clarified in an interview with KTCK radio that he was not taking a jab at Mahomes, simply pointing out that you cannot compare quarterbacks from different eras.
“You can’t compare anything that’s happening in today’s game to any other era,” the three-time Super Bowl winner said. “[Patrick Mahomes]’s been phenomenal. Great kid, love everything about him. I just don’t like when we start trying to look at numbers and saying ‘this is why this guy’s greater than this particular player, this former player,’ whatever it is. It just doesn’t make any sense.”
Aikman played with Hall of Famers Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith and combine that with an elite offensive line, the Cowboys were able to win back-to-back Super Bowls in 1992 and 1993.
Mahomes doesn’t nearly have quite the hall of fame talent around him, but it clearly doesn’t matter as he lights up the scoreboard every single week.