Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes new backup affords glowing comparability to Tom Brady
Blaine Gabbert spent years backing up Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he says Patrick Mahomes is rather like the seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion.
The Kansas City Chiefs wanted a quarterback this offseason to backup two-time NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes. After spending 5 years with the Chiefs and 15 years within the NFL, Chad Henne retired. So, the group determined to sign another quality backup option in Blaine Gabbert, who spent the earlier 4 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers backing up Tom Brady.
Whereas assembly with the media this week at organized group actions, Gabbert in contrast what it’s like working with each Brady and Mahomes, two of the highest quarterbacks within the sport in current reminiscence. Gabbert stated that each are “maniacal perfectionists.”
“And I imply that in probably the most endearing approach potential,” stated Gabbert, h/t Chiefs Wire. “They’re the 2 finest, in my view, to ever play the sport. To see the similarities and the way they function, assembly rooms, apply discipline. Now, they’re fully totally different gamers as everyone knows, however the way in which they strategy the sport on and off the soccer discipline is the very same approach and you may see why each have had sustained success, early on, and all through their careers.”
Blaine Gabbert calls Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady ‘maniacal perfectionists’
Think about with the ability to again up Brady, who received seven Tremendous Bowl titles throughout his enjoying profession, and signing with the Chiefs, who’ve the most effective possibilities of being that subsequent New England Patriots-type dynasty? That’s fairly the gig for Gabbert.
Again in 2011, Gabbert was one of many prime quarterback prospects in that NFL Draft class. Spending his collegiate profession at Missouri, Gabbert was the third quarterback drafted, being chosen by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the tenth general choose. Whereas Gabbert didn’t grow to be the franchise’s beginning quarterback of the long run, he then pivoted to turning into a backup, enjoying for the San Francisco 49ers (2014-16), Arizona Cardinals (2017), and Tennessee Titans (2018).
In his 4 years with the Buccaneers, Gabbert threw for 239 yards and three touchdowns whereas finishing 22-of-35 cross makes an attempt.
The Chiefs prioritized having a greater than a reliable backup possibility in case Mahomes had been to undergo an damage. Henne crammed that function completely, particularly within the group’s Divisional Spherical sport in opposition to the Jaguars this previous season. Chiefs followers hope that Gabbert can thrive in that function as nicely.
As for working with Mahomes, Gabbert says that it’s no totally different than when he labored alongside Brady.