The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers delivered an enticing Super Bowl clash. In the end, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes came up clutch as usual. He delivered the game-winning touchdown in overtime to secure his third Super Bowl title. That drive was enough for one commentator to deliver high praise shortly after that drive.
Dan Orlovsky Praises Patrick Mahomes
Dan Orlovsky was a commentator for Super Bowl LVIII for the ESPN International broadcast. He reunited with Chris Fowler and Louis Riddick, who called multiple NFL games together during the regular season. Fowler had the call during the game-winning drive.
Then, Orlovsky had a chance to react to what he just saw. Here is what Orlovsky had to say:
“He’s the best player I’ve ever seen in my life.” -Dan Orlovsky
Patrick Mahomes’ Legacy
As mentioned above, Mahomes has already won his third Super Bowl title at just 28 years old. Plus, he finally won a road playoff game this postseason. On top of this, Mahomes already has more playoff wins than legendary QB Peyton Manning.
Mahomes has 28,424 passing yards and 219 touchdown passes in six seasons as the starting quarterback. That has been good enough to lead the Chiefs to six straight AFC Championship appearances on top of the Super Bowl titles mentioned above. Plus, Mahomes has still won two straight Super Bowls despite losing star WR Tyreek Hill. If anything, Mahomes has shown he is worth his large contract to carry the load.
Dan Orlovsky in Comparison
Before Orlovsky became one of the top NFL analysts in the game, he was a professional quarterback. His statement should hold more weight considering he played the position himself. However, his professional career was not nearly as notable.
Orlovsky had just 3,132 passing yards and 15 touchdown passes in his entire career. It is safe to say that he finished far behind the numbers Mahomes already has.
Kansas City Chiefs Moving Forward
Mahomes will likely play for at least 10 more seasons. Many people (including Orlovsky) already believe he is in the conversation for the greatest quarterback to ever play the game. Next season, Mahomes will have a chance to do something historical.
That is to win a third straight Super Bowl title. No team in NFL history has ever won three straight Super Bowls. Now, it looks like Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is returning specifically to make his mark in the record books.