Super Bowl Quarterbacks Speak Out Ahead of the Super Bowl LIV Showdown in Miami

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, 24, is the fifth youngest to start a Super Bowl in NFL history and San Francisco 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo expects Sunday to be a “tough test.”


Patrick Mahomes grew up in Whitehouse, Texas and attended Whitehouse High School. He played baseball as well as football, but decided to concentrate on football for his Junior year at Texas Tech.

In the Week 16 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football December 22, 2019 at Soldier Field, Mahomes celebrated the victory by counting to 10 on his fingers, symbolizing that he was the 10th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft when the Chicago Bears could have drafted him second pick instead of Mitchell Trubisky, who was drafted in the first round.

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At the NFL Scouting Combine, Mahomes’ passes were clocked at 60 mph, tying Logan Thomas and Bryan Bennett for the fastest pass ever recorded at the NFL combine. The Kansas City Chiefs selected Mahomes in the first round (10th overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Chiefs made Mahomes starting quarterback in the 2018 season. Mahomes became the second quarterback in NFL history, along with Peyton Manning, to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns. The Chiefs lost to the New England Patriots in overtime 31–37 in the AFC Championship game on Sunday, January 20, 2020.

Mahomes is 6’2″ 225 LBS.

2019 Season
Mahomess played 14 games*
Kansas City 2019 W/L record 11-3-0*
Percentage of Passes Completed: 65.9%
Yards Gained by Passing: 4031
Yards Gained per Pass Attempt: 8.3
Passing Touchdowns: 26
Interceptions Thrown: 5

* Mahomes dislocated his patella in the Chiefs Week 7 game against the Denver Broncos, and returned in Week 10
**Games Mahomes played

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Jimmy Garoppolo grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois and attended Rolling Meadows High School. Garoppolo was a star quarterback at Eastern Illinois University — breaking Tony Romo’s school records for career passing touchdowns, career passing yards, and passing touchdowns in a season. Garoppolo was drafted in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots, and was backup quarterback to Tom Brady in two Super Bowls. However, he got little playing time during his time in New England. Garoppolo was traded by the Patriots to the 49ers in October 2017, and was credited with playing a big part in turning the 49ers football program toward success.

Garoppolo is 6’2″ 226 LBS.

2019 Season
Garoppolo played all 16 games
San Francisco 2019 W/L record 13-3-0
Percentage of Passes Completed: 69.1%
Yards Gained by Passing: 3978
Yards Gained per Pass Attempt: 8.4
Passing Touchdowns: 27
Interceptions Thrown: 13

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Mike Greenberg, Ryan Clark and Marcus Spears weigh in on the upcoming matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.



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