In a recent conversation with Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson, NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson delved into an unexpected comparison, drawing parallels between Lakers legend Magic Johnson and NFL sensation Patrick Mahomes.

When asked about the similarities in playing style, particularly the no-look and blind passing, Dickerson acknowledged the comparison, stating, “I never thought about it like that, and that’s a good analogy because yes, because he’s a guy — and a lot of quarterbacks do it.” He emphasized that Mahomes exhibits a level of athleticism rarely seen in quarterbacks.

“I’ve seen Dan Marino do it, [John] Elway would do it sometimes, Joe Montana would look one way and throw opposite,” Dickerson continued. “That’s just a quarterback trait, but that’s something that you have to be VERY confident with, you know what I mean? But when I look at Mahomes, he’s an athlete. I mean, he’s a REAL athlete. Like some quarterbacks, they’re not athletes. They’re just quarterbacks, you know? When I think of a really good athlete that was a quarterback is John Elway in my era. He was a really good athlete. He played baseball, he could run… and so when I see Mahomes, he’s an athlete.”

Reflecting on organizational strategies, Dickerson also found common ground between the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs and the NFL’s New England Patriots. He stated, “The Patriots do it THEIR way,” highlighting the distinctive approaches of both franchises, which prioritize winning over conventional norms.