Patrick Mahomes discusses comparisons to Tom Brady after Super Bowl comeback

Patrick Mahomes is now a three-time Super Bowl champion — one of only five starting quarterbacks ever to have that distinction — as his mission to become the greatest quarterback in NFL history continues unabated. The San Francisco 49ers’ defense started off strongly at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, but it ultimately proved ineffective in slowing down Mahomes, who was named MVP of Super Bowl LVIII after throwing for 333 yards and two touchdowns.

The Kansas City Chiefs’ 25-22 win over the 49ers marks their third championship under the Mahomes – Andy Reid tandem — meaning they are halfway to tying the six Super Bowls won by the Bill Belichick – Tom Brady duo with the New England Patriots. Comparisons between Brady and Mahomes are growing more and more apt as the Kansas City quarterback continues to win — but Mahomes himself understands he still has several years to go in order to surpass the GOAT.

Mahomes is clear: No quarterback is better than Brady

Mahomes appeared on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday afternoon, where he was asked about the similarities with Brady that continue to crop up in discussions among sports fans. The two-time NFL MVP was deferential to Brady, who most fans continue to recognize as the best ever to play the position.

“He is the greatest of all time, and I like being compared to him, but I still have so long that I have to go in my career if you look at the longevity, the consistent greatness that he had every single year,” Mahomes said.

Mahomes on Sunday passed one of Brady’s contemporaries, Peyton Manning, on the playoff wins list but remains a good distance from Brady himself — the seven-time Super Bowl champion won 35 playoff games, the most in NFL history. Brady’s seventh and final Super Bowl ring came in a showdown with Mahomes’ Chiefs — the 31-9 rout in Super Bowl LV to cap the 2020 season.

“All I can do is just try to continue to be the best me every single day that I have and have no regrets,” Mahomes said on McAfee’s show. “I actually heard Tom say this a while back and that was his goal was just to be the best version of Tom Brady he could be. All that other stuff kind of happens. All that other stuff kind of comes with it if you continue to work hard and continue to get great teammates around you.”