Colin Cowherd: “There are two types of young and successful quarterbacks in the NFL. The TURTLES – Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Jimmy Garoppolo, Kurt Warner, and Steve Young. Maybe they had an injury, maybe they had to sit behind a star, maybe their career takes a little while to unfold. Then there are the HARES. Sensational, early, success, OMG – Lamar, Patrick Mahomes, Carson Wentz, Dan Marino, Dak, Cam. They get the right coach early and they get the right scheme early. You think you want to be with the hare and that you don’t like the slow growth quarterback, but let me tell you the advantage. The advantage to being Jimmy Garoppolo is because slow growth works in the NFL. You don’t have the pressure. With Mahomes, you have to pay him more early, you have to pay him sooner, and the owner and GM have unrealistic expectations, which puts unbelievable pressure on a coach.” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he thinks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo may be better suited for long-term success than Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, as the two are set to battle in Super Bowl 54 this weekend.
Colin says a phenom like Mahomes is such a blistering comet that can often become a victim of his own expectations that same way Hall of Famer Dan Marino was when he reached a Super Bowl in just his second season at 23 years old.
Colin says Mahomes is going to be under the microscope at metaphoric levels the rest of his career, which could cast a serious burden on ownership and coaching staffs to win big every year, not to mention financial handcuffing that his contract will bring.
On the other hand there is Garoppolo, who has had a much slower growth than Mahomes, but a player who has found himself at the same spot at Mahomes, with much lower expectations, and eventually will come at a much cheaper cost.
Check out the video above as Colin details why this could be the classic case of the tortoise versus the hare.