Patrick Mahomes vs. Jimmy Garoppolo: Tale of the Tape

RADIO.COM Staff
January 30, 2020 - 10:20 am
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Super Bowl LIV will feature two of the NFL's brightest stars at the quarterback position, with Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs set to face off against San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo.

Of course, both players enjoyed terrific seasons while leading their teams to the big game, and both possess in spades the kind of excellence and star power that every team wants from its quarterback.

But many of the similarities end there. From their contrasting styles of play to their very different backgrounds, Mahomes vs. Garoppolo, on paper, could be a QB duel that ranks among the best in Super Bowl history.

Here's how they stack up on the tale of the tape:

Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes tossed 26 touchdown passes to only five interceptions in 2019. Photo credit Getty Images

Patrick Mahomes

Nickname: Showtime

Age: 24

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 230 pounds

Throws: Right (and occasionally left)

Hometown: Tyler, TX

College: Texas Tech

Drafted: First round, No. 19 overall by Kansas City Chiefs

Family background: Father Pat Mahomes was an MLB pitcher for 11 seasons; mother Randi; two younger siblings

Relationship status: Lives in Kansas City with high-school sweetheart

Was backup to: Alex Smith

Twitter followers: 795K

Viral moment: Balling out in a pickup basketball game, which was quickly shut down by the Chiefs

Best look: Wearing father's No. 23 Mets jersey

Fictional character to whom he's most compared: Kermit the Frog

Preferred entertainment: All manner of sporting events

Childhood hero: Tiger Woods

Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo returned from a knee injury suffered in 2018 to lead the 49ers to a 14-2 record in 2019. Photo credit Getty Images

Jimmy Garoppolo

Nickname: Jimmy G

Age: 28

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 225 pounds

Throws: Right

Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

College: Eastern Illinois

Drafted: Second round, No. 62 overall by New England Patriots

Family background: Father is an electrician; mother Denise; three brothers

Relationship status: Apparently single; famously went on a date with adult star Kiara Mia

Was backup to: Tom Brady

Twitter followers: 222K

Viral moment: Caused a minor stir over postgame interview with FOX's Erin Andrews, in which he said "It feels great baby!"

Best look: Appearing topless on George Kittle's t-shirt

Fictional character most commonly compared to: Superman

Preferred entertainment: WWE matches

Favorite athlete as a kid: Michael Jordan

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