Nobody in today's game can seemingly stop Patrick Mahomes, but an in-his-prime may have been the ideal candidate.
After all, the Pittsburgh Steelers legend is a Hall of Fame safety who won two Super Bowls and was an eight-time Pro Bowler during a career that lasted from 2003 through 2014. He is someone who could pressure the quarterback, deliver big hits across the middle and stick with pass-catchers downfield.
However, not even Polamalu himself thinks his Steelers defenses could have stopped the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback.
"When you're defending an Andy Reid style of offense, what Coach [Dick] LeBeau would say is 'quarterbacks can't throw the ball off their back,'" Polamalu told Bleacher Report.