Patrick Mahomes Tip Their Hats to one Another

Patrick Mahomes Tip Their Hats to one Another

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes have the utmost respect for one another.

One of the more prominent narratives within the modern-day Las Vegas Raiders-Kansas City Chiefs rivalry is the rivalry between Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Raiders edge rusher Maxx Crosby.

Mahomes and Crosby have become well renowned for their on-field exchange of chirps, which was highlighted in an episode of the Netflix show, “Quarterback,” back in the summer. But while the AFC West rivals are known for sharing words in their biyearly meetings, they each cannot help but give kudos to one another when the day is done.

Mahomes, the league’s reigning MVP, is the best at his position. Crosby, meanwhile, is beginning to enter that conversation when it comes to the top pass rushers in the league.

“I mean, he’s at the top of the list,” Mahomes told reporters after his team’s 31-17 victory over Las Vegas on Sunday. “I mean, he’s a dog, man. The fact that he played today, it speaks to who he is, not just because it was against us, [but] because he wanted to be out there for his teammates.

“And that’s the type of guys you want on your team, and I have a ton of respect for him. Obviously, people see us trash talking, but I think that’s just the competitors that both of us are. But I know every single time I go against him, he’s going to give everything he has and I’ll do the same and it’s going to be a great battle ’til the end.”

Patrick Mahomes Tip Their Hats to one Another
Las Vegas Raiders DE Maxx Crosby and Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes have a mutual respect.
© Kirby Lee | 2023 Nov 26

For Crosby, the feeling is mutual.

“I’ve said it many times, but he’s the best in the game, and we go against each other twice a year,” Crosby told the media after Sunday’s game. “We have our back and forths and things like that, but at the end of the day, it’s respect. When you see another great one across from you, you know what time it is.

“So, every time, he brings the best out of me and vice versa. So, I got a ton of love for him regardless.

“That doesn’t change how I’m approaching him. Trying to hunt his a– down every time I go out there. But he knows that and he respects it, and it goes both ways.

“So, yeah, I got a ton of respect for him.”

The Silver and Black will return home to Allegiant Stadium to take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 10, at 4:05 p.m. EST/1:05 p.m. PST.