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The San Francisco 49ers are preparing for a Super Bowl LVIII matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, and it sounds like head coach Kyle Shanahan knows that his team is going to have its hands full as they try to defend Chiefs superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

During an interview with NFL insider Peter King for his Football Morning in America column on Monday, Kyle Shanahan had some high praise for Patrick Mahomes, even going as far as to compare him to a highlight reel from Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders.

“With Patrick,” Shanahan told Peter King, “it’s about the way he creates, the time he buys, the way he throws so fluidly, so confidently, from all platforms. Every game he’s like a Barry Sanders highlight reel. And [Travis] Kelce, I know he’s had a couple of drops, but to me he’s got the best hands in football. Their chemistry is so great.”

Mahomes has been one of the most dominant quarterbacks in the entire league for the past several years due in part to those highlight plays that Shanahan described. We’ll have to see how the Niners plan to limit Mahomes’ impact on the game on Sunday night.

[Pro Football Talk]