Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes recognizes challenge of following in Tom Brady’s 23-season NFL footsteps

In a league full of fierce competition, players often find it difficult to have consistency on the field, albeit the Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks to have defied all the odds and taken himself to an unprecedented height at such a young age.

Nevertheless, the question remains whether Mahomes can become the next NFL GOAT beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ legendary quarterback Tom Brady. The Chiefs QB himself admitted over time that replicating the California Cool’s illustrious career is not going to be a piece of cake for him and recently he once again shed light on the discussion.

Mahomes admits Brady’s NFL run is hard to replicate

The Chiefs just won their second Lombardi trophy in the last four seasons by beating the Philadelphia Eagles and Pat earned his second MVP at just 27 years old. He thinks showcasing a better version of himself on the field is the ultimate key to success,

“Oh, I think everybody thinks about legacy and how they’re remembered. But I think it’s it you have to think about that at the same time value and every day and how you can become better, how you can really maximize every single day.”

Patrick Mahomes

Patrick continued saying more than having on-field success, the contentment of having no regret after calling an end to his career weighs heavier on his priority list,

“Then whenever your career is done, you have no regrets And I think that’s what I’ve always preached is it’s not about the success of that day, it’s about having no regrets at the end of your career.”

TB12 played 23 NFL seasons before retiring in February this year with numerous titles and accolades in his bag. Taking over his place, especially in terms of the number of Super Bowl titles and longevity in the league is most likely going to be a tough nut to crack.

Kansas City’s two-time MVP said he feels honored to see his name taken with such a legend, though he admits there are a lot of challengings coming in the way before he takes over Brady’s place and added that he is just trying to put his best on the field,

“With Tom’s retirement, I think that’s the biggest thing is it’s definitely cool to see your name on the news line… But at the same time, I just try to be the best me I can be and whatever else comes with that, that comes with that.”

Patrick Mahomes

When did Tom Brady start playing for the NFL?

Brady started his NFL career upon getting selected as the 199th pick for the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft after being a backup quarterback at the University of Michigan back in the 1990s. Since then, neither he nor the Patriots had to look back once again.

He brought the Super Bowl title to New England in his second season with the franchise and continued the legacy by earning five more Lombardi trophies for the Patriots before. He became the oldest QB to have a five-touchdown game at 43 years old in 2020 and left the franchise in the same year.

The ex-NFL star joined the Buccaneers squad in 2020 and brought the Vince Lombardi trophy to Tampa Bay in his first season with the team, earning him the feat of being the first QB in the NFL to win Super Bowl MVP for multiple teams.

The 45-year-old decided to hang up his cleats in February this year and said the retirement is for ‘forever’. Among multiple records, the QB holds the mark of 67 game-winning drives and 277 wins as well as being the league’s all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns.

Brady has taken himself to a height that seems quite difficult for most players to reach. In terms of on-field excellence and off-field commitment to his respective teams, he overshadowed pretty much everyone. Nevertheless, records are usually created to be broken. Given the number of emerging talents in the league, it now remains to be seen who ultimately becomes successful in breaking the legend’s record.

Who do you think can take over TB12’s place?


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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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