Since Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs fell short in Super Bowl 55 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the focus has remained on the star quarterback‘s legacy outlook. Tom Brady has widened that gap after adding his seventh Super Bowl win. Brady hasn’t wasted any time pointing that out, leading to Mahomes to fire back a candid response.
Patrick Mahomes’ historic start to his NFL career
Since taking over as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback, Patrick Mahomes has skyrocketed into stardom.
Mahomes has transformed Kansas City into a legitimate Super Bowl contender each season. He is the definition of a franchise quarterback behind his historic success and statistical production.
The 25-year-old is the youngest to win both a regular-season MVP and Super Bowl MVP. Meanwhile, he’s the fastest to reach 100 passing touchdowns and eclipse 10,000 passing yards.
The trajectory of his NFL career has helped him earn the largest contract in NFL history. It has also opened the door to the conversation that he could become the greatest quarterback in league history.
With that in mind, Mahomes had to step in to fire back at Tom Brady’s latest subtle jab.
Patrick Mahomes fires off candid response to Tom Brady’s trash talk
Tom Brady created some buzz on social media on Tuesday morning with his playful banter.
The entire situation stems from Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez paying off a bet with his former teammate Brett Philips. The two had a wager on Super Bowl 55, as Phillips is a Tampa Bay native and fan of the Buccaneers.
With Mahomes and Kansas City falling to Tampa Bay, the bet required Perez to wear Tom Brady’s jersey. The Royals star catcher provided his spin on the matter as the Royals posted a video of him saying to the camera, “Patrick Mahomes is the best” while wagging his finger.
It didn’t take long for Brady to respond via social media with a playfully blunt response that indirectly pointed to the Super Bowl 55 win.
“Nahh, I think actions always speak louder than words,” Brady said.
The conversation didn’t end there as around 30 minutes later, Mahomes gave his take on the situation with a prospective prediction.
“I guess we will see in 20 years,” Mahomes said.
If the 25-year-old’s words didn’t underline it enough, he holds tremendously high aspirations for how the rest of his NFL career will unfold.
Golden opportunity to cement NFL legacy lies ahead
The Super Bowl 55 loss is a career-defining moment that doesn’t work in Patrick Mahomes’ favor.
Mahomes had an opportunity to grab his second championship and move a step closer to Tom Brady’s total. Instead, it’s another hurdle that he will have to climb that has a bigger number to match or surpass the future first-ballot Hall of Famer.
His quick ascension to stardom and success over his first four seasons has put him on an extraordinary trajectory. However, Mahomes’ eyes are focused on much more than a Hall of Fame induction.
“It will definitely motivate us,” Mahomes said via Bleacher Report. “When you’re a competitor and get so close to your ultimate goal and fall short, it’s something that will motivate you for the rest of your career.”
He has an opportunity to potentially challenge Brady for the mantel as the greatest quarterback in NFL history. Mahomes’ resume will need to go much further than sustained success and statistical dominance.
His longevity with his stellar play combined with many more championships may be the only route to strengthen his case. Although it’s a daunting challenge ahead, he has time ahead of himself to prove his prediction right.