Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has revealed his Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks, and his answers do not disappoint.
Patrick Mahomes, a Super Bowl Champion and former league MVP, is already considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
While guest appearing on the “New Heights Show” podcast, hosted by Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, Chiefs star quarterback Mahomes was asked to reveal his Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks. To no one’s surprise, Travis Kelce did not make the list, but some were surprised by the four legendary quarterbacks who did.
Although every top quarterback list is subjective, Mahomes objectively picked some of the greatest passers to ever play the game.
Which NFL quarterbacks did Patrick Mahomes choose for his Mount Rushmore?
The first quarterback mentioned was Tom Brady, who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady is considered the all-time greatest quarterback to ever play in the NFL, and he has the achievements to prove it.
Brady, who played with the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2019, won six Super Bowls with the franchise and one Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2020 season. At 45 years old, Brady is the oldest quarterback and player in the NFL.
He holds the record for all-time completed passes with 7,574 passes and all-time passing yards with 87,571. He also ranks first for all-time passing touchdowns with 638.
Brady is a 3-time All-Pro, and a 5-time Super Bowl MVP; he was named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team in 2019.
The second quarterback that Mahomes named was Joe Montana.
Montana played in the NFL from 1979 to 1994. He played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1979 to 1992 and then for the Chiefs from 1993 to 1994. He was drafted in the third round of the 1979 NFL draft by the 49ers. While with the 49ers, Montana won four Super Bowl championships and was awarded the Super Bowl MVP award three times, becoming the first player to do so.
In his career, Montana had 3,409 completions and 40,551 passing yards, and 273 passing touchdowns.
Montana was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 2000. He was also named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team.
The third quarterback was Peyton Manning.
Manning played in the NFL from 1999 to 2015. He was drafted first overall in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. During his career, Manning was a two-time Super Bowl champion, winning one with the Colts in the 2006 season and another with the Denver Broncos in his final season in 2015.
During his career, Manning recorded 6,125 completions, 71,940 passing yards, and 539 touchdowns. He is third all-time for passing yards and passing touchdowns and No. 4 overall for completions.
He was also a 7-time All-Pro, who was also named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team in 2019. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 2021.
The fourth and final quarterback Mahomes named was John Elway.
Elway played in the NFL from 1983 to 1998. He was drafted first overall in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. However, he never played for the Colts and was immediately traded to the Broncos, where he remained for the rest of his career.
He is a two-time Super Bowl champion and was the Super Bowl XXXIII MVP. He is also No. 12 all-time for passes completed with 4,123 and passing yards with 51,475 and is No. 13 overall for passing touchdowns with 300.
Elway was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 2004. He was also named to the NFL 100 All-Time team.
Honorable Mention – Dan Marino
When choosing the fourth quarterback, Mahomes chose between Elway and Dan Marino and decided to choose Elway due to his Super Bowl wins.
The Miami Dolphins drafted Marino in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft, and he played 17 seasons in Miami.
Despite being one of the all-time greatest, Marino never won a Super Bowl. However, the lack of Super Bowls did no damage to Marino’s legacy, as he is one of the most prolific passers in the history of the NFL. He was a three-time All-Pro.
Marino is No. 8 all-time in completions with 4,967 and for passing yards with 61,361. He is also 7th all-time for passing touchdowns with 420. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 2005 and was named to the NFL 100 All-Time Team in 2019.