Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes took women’s college basketball by storm, quite like how Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs did a few years ago. While a couple of Super Bowls have come home with Mahomes, Clark is still looking for her first national championship win. Either way, she sees a lot of similarities between the two.
“They’re one of the best duos,” Clark said on Monday during the ManningCast with Peyton and Eli Manning. “I think it’s similar to how we run the offense at Iowa. Good point guard, good post player. Good quarterback, great tight end. And they’re fun to watch. They make football exciting.”
Of course, Clark is talking about the connection Mahomes has with tight end Travis Kelce. Nobody may be more popular right now off the field but Kelce is continuing to play at a high level on it. Kelce has been Mahomes’ top target for quite some time now but especially this season when the Chiefs receivers have struggled.
Clark is similar to Mahomes for Iowa, making a ton of plays by herself. After all, she is averaging 31 points through five games played this season. If Clark wants to take over a game by herself, she sure can.
But having a nice partner never hurts. Clark is likely referencing Hannah Stuelke and calling her the Travis Kelce of the Hawkeyes. Stuelke is averaging 12.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, making for an incredible duo ready to have the same team success as Mahomes and Kelce.
Caitlin Clark talks about her Chiefs fandom growing up
When you are born in Des Moines, IA, there are not any professional sports teams around. People from the area can have a wide range of fandoms but one of the more popular surely has to be the Kansas City Chiefs. Coming out of the Midwest, being good in recent times has to help.
Clark is a little different, being a Chiefs fan since she grew up. When the announcement of her being on the ManningCast was made, old photos of Clark wearing a Kansas City jersey made its rounds on the internet. It’s a family tradition as she told Peyton and Eli.
“I’ve been a Chiefs fan since I was a young girl,” Clark said. “My brother was a Chiefs fan, my Dad was a Chiefs fan. I have cousins in Kansas City that were Chiefs fans.”