Super Bowl LIV Player Profile

Super Bowl LIV
San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday, February 2nd - 6:30PM ET - Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Betting Line: Kansas City -1, Total 54.5

With Super Bowl LIV fast-approaching, we're going to take a closer look at the two men leading their teams under center this Sunday. Jimmy Garoppolo will lead the offense for the San Francisco 49ers while Patrick Mahomes intends to do the same for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Let's take a closer look at both players as we decide which side is the team to back on Super Bowl Sunday.

Patrick Mahomes was selected 10th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the second quarterback drafted that year. The Chicago Bears selected Mitch Trubisky with the second pick of the draft.

Mahomes was the unanimous NFL MVP last season, in what was essentially his rookie season, seeing as how he played just one game in 2017. During his historic MVP season, Mahomes passed for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns while posting a 113.8 passer rating.

The very first time, I saw Mahomes play, I knew I was watching something special. He can do things with the football no other play can. This year, Mahomes missed a couple of games do to injury. He still managed to pass for 4,031 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Mahomes is an assassin on the field. He makes smart, calculated decisions and can improvise on the fly. He's coached by a future Hall of Famer in And Reid and has an arsonal of weapons at his disposal.

Over the past two games, Mahomes has passed for 615 yards and eight touchdowns while throwing zero interceptions. He's led two double-digit comebacks on his way to his first Super Bowl appearance.

If the Chiefs win this Sunday, Patrick Mahomes will undoubtedly be the Super Bowl MVP barring a huge, multi-interception game from a defender.

Mahomes has faced the 49ers once in his career. In that game, he passed for 314 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-27 win at home.

Showtime is the favorite to be crowned Super Bowl MVP at -110.

Jimmy Garoppolo | Super Bowl MVP +250

The New England Patriot selected Jimmy Garoppolo with the 62nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Four players were drafted before Jimmy G that year. Blake Bortles (JAC, 3rd pick), Johnny Manziel (CLE, 22nd), Teddy Bridgewater (MIN, 32nd), Derek Carr (OAK, 36th).

Jimmy Garoppolo was drafted and groomed by Bill Belichick to be Tom Brady's successor. He didn't get many chances to prove himself on Sunday's, but Belichick knew what he had in Garoppolo.

In 2016, Jimmy G got his chance. He played six games for the Patriots, four of which while Tom Brady served his suspension for his role in Deflategate. Garoppolo capitalized on his opportunity. He passed for 502 yards and four touchdowns while completing 68% of his passes and throwing zero interceptions. He finished with a 113.3 passer rating.

That was enough to cause some noise in the Patriots locker room. After an internal rift within the Patriots organiztion made itself to the media, Jimmy G found himself wearing red and gold in San Francisco.

This is Jimmy G's first full season as a starting quarterback. He's certainly made it count. Garoppolo has passed for 3,978 yards and 27 touchdowns to 13 interceptions this season. He's found success with the elite George Kittle at tight end.

This will be Jimmy Garoppolo's second trip to the Big Game. He won a ring in 2015 when they Patriots won the Super Bowl.

Whoever you're backing on Sunday, keep your eyes on these two. Both players have the skills and tools to change the course of the game at any moment.

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