Patrick Mahomes thinking about Sunday, not his legacy or Tom Brady’s

NFL: NOV 29 Chiefs at Buccaneers
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It’s only natural to compare the two quarterbacks in Super Bowl LV: Tom Brady is generally recognized as the greatest in NFL history, and Patrick Mahomes is generally recognized as the greatest of the next generation. But in Mahomes’ mind, he just has the Buccaneers’ defense to prepare for on Sunday.

Asked what it would mean to earn his second Super Bowl ring on Sunday while denying Brady from winning his seventh, Mahomes said now isn’t the time to think about all that.

“I think that’s more of a long-term thing than a short-term thing,” Mahomes said. “You have to focus on, for me, trying to find a way to repeat, find a way to win a second championship and find a way to do whatever I can to win with this team. You don’t get these opportunities every year in the NFL to be in the Super Bowl and to be in these games, so you don’t want to look back and have regrets on how you played or how you went about the week before preparing to go out there to play your best football. When the end of your career is done, then you can kind of look and see where those moments were in your career where you could’ve had something or that you executed and you did go out there and achieve your dreams.”

The time to compare Mahomes’ legacy with Brady’s is many years from now. This week is just about preparing for one game.

6 responses to “Patrick Mahomes thinking about Sunday, not his legacy or Tom Brady’s

  1. Geez, this legacy stuff. It’s premature. You have to build the legacy before you can talk about it. So, let’s talk about my Billionaire legacy ok? I mean, uh, I still haven’t made a billion dollars yet, but let’s just start talking about that now, ok?

  2. Smart kid. I like the way he conducts himself.

    The path to Brady’s career achievements is unlikely for anyone, but he seems to know that it will not be a linear journey if he can get there, just like it wasn’t for Brady. There are far too many unknowns in the next 15 years of seasons he’ll likely play.

    If you truly think about what it takes to be in the legitimate hunt for an SB title every year for 20 seasons, it’s incredible that the Patriots were able to do it.

    We’ll see if the Chiefs can.

  3. Mahomes has probably built the greatest Resume’ possible for a young QB but he has a long way to go to build a legacy. Tom OTH has built the greatest legacy possible. Let’s just enjoy the game between the two for what it is. Depending on how much longer Tom plays this may be the greatest SB QB matchup in the history of the NFL.(Or…we might see it again, next year)

  4. If it hadn’t been for Dee Ford not knowing where the line of scrimmage was, Mahomes would be playing in his 3rd straight Superbowl. Brady would have 5 rings instead of 6 and Mahomes would more than likely be on his way to having 3 rings in his first 3 years as a starter. This whole Legacy/Goat conversation wouldn’t be happening, everyone would understand who the real GOAT is.

  5. If it hadn’t been for Dee Ford not knowing where the line of scrimmage was, Mahomes would be playing in his 3rd straight Superbowl. Brady would have 5 rings instead of 6 and Mahomes would more than likely be on his way to having 3 rings in his first 3 years as a starter. This whole Legacy/Goat conversation wouldn’t be happening, everyone would understand who the real GOAT is.
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    When you have to play the “if” game, you lose the argument. I got a good idea – let’s go back to every game in NFL history and change the results for penalties or lucky plays. Will that make everyone happy?

  6. Brady could have made the comment Mahomes just made. He’s like a young version of Old Tom. It’s wonderful to be able to see them compete for a ring this Sunday, possibly a once in a lifetime kind of wonderful. Reminds me of Montana vs. Marino back in the day. That was great fun, too, and very memorable.

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