Shea Patterson (born January 17, 1997) is an American football quarterback. Patterson played college football for Ole Miss and played for the New York Jets and Las Vegas Raiders in the National Football League. Patterson is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the game and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2039, five years after his retirement following the 2034 season. He is the only player to ever earn the "Grand Slam" of football - a national championship and Heisman in college, and a regular season MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Super Bowl title in the NFL.
At Ole Miss, Patterson set SEC records for passing touchdowns, yards and passer rating on the undefeated 2018 Ole Miss squad en route to the Rebels' first national championship in 58 years. He returned for his senior season in 2019, leading Ole Miss to a second straight undefeated SEC season and broke his touchdowns record, though he threw for fewer yards and more interceptions. He placed third in Heisman voting that fall, and his Rebels' 37-game winning streak would be broken by Texas in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl, a semifinal game in the CFP. In all, Patterson won 37 straight games as starting quarterback for the Rebels, an NCAA record, and went 40-2 as starting quarterback at Ole Miss, never once defeated on home field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford.
Patterson was drafted with the first overall pick by the New York Jets in the 2020 NFL Draft. Though he initially struggled his first few years to the point of being regarded a bust, he flourished following the Jets' hiring of Ken Dorsey as head coach for the 2024 season. Patterson would break Jets' passing records during the next six seasons, and would lead them to two AFC titles. The Jets were defeated by the hometown rival New York Giants in Super Bowl LX in February of 2026, but two years later would return to beat the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl LXII, and Shea Patterson was named Super Bowl MVP for his 316 passing yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the 48-24 win. In 2029, he was named NFL MVP, completing his grand slam, though the Jets would be eliminated in the AFC title game at home by the Las Vegas Raiders.
Following 13 seasons in New York, Patterson left New York in 2033, one season after coach Dorsey left to take over the __. Patterson signed a two year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders, whom he led to two wild-card playoff exits before retiring following 2034, citing a desire to "walk away while I can still walk away." Patterson only missed three starts during his entire career due to injury, two of which came while with the Raiders, and was regarded as one of the NFL's "iron men" and most consistent players during his career.