The Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs kicked off Super Bowl week on Monday by addressing fans/media in Phoneix.
During the event, reporters spoke with Eagles second-year cornerback Zech McPhearson.
McPhearson, like Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, played college football at Texas Tech.
The Philadelphia defender told The KC Star’s Herbie Teope that Mahomes sent him a signed jersey last season, before noting that he thinks the Chiefs quarterback will one day have a statue at Texas Tech.
McPhearson also compared Mahomes to Michael Jordan.
Chatted it up with Eagles second-year CB Zech McPhearson, a Texas Tech grad. He said Patrick Mahomes sent him a signed jersey last year. McPhearson said he believes Mahomes will one day have a statue at Texas Tech, compares Mahomes’ star power to Michael Jordan.
— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) February 7, 2023
That sounds like a player who might be a little starstruck next Sunday when the Super Bowl kicks off.
The comment about the statue from McPhearson, by the way, is interesting. I tend to agree that Mahomes will eventually have a statue in Lubbock, TX.
But it won’t be because Texas Tech experienced a lot of success when Mahomes was in town.
Mahomes played three seasons for the Red Raiders and only finished with a winning record once (7-6 in 2015).
Now, that obviously had more to do with coaching than Mahomes’ abilities, but it still wasn’t exactly a fruitful run for Texas Tech.
So if Mahomes does end up with a statue at Texas Tech, it’ll mostly be because of his accomplishments in Kansas City.
Either way, it’s clear that McPhearson is a big fan.