Patrick Mahomes Seeks Super Bowl Win to Equal Playoff Win Records of NFL Icons, How Far Is He From Tom Brady and Peyton Manning?

Published 02/04/2024, 12:15 PM EST

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Patrick Mahomes has led the Kansas City Chiefs to a remarkable season, drawing comparisons to the early success of Tom Brady. With the Chiefs reaching their fourth Super Bowl in five years, Mahomes has outpaced Brady’s achievements in the first six years as a full-time starter. 

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While much attention is given to Mahomes’ pursuit of being considered the greatest quarterback in NFL history, it’s crucial not to underestimate the legendary competition he currently faces. As Super Bowl LVIII approaches, Mahomes, holding two titles, aims to enter an exclusive group of 13 quarterbacks with three or more championships, solidifying his place among football’s all-time greats.

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As Patrick Mahomes eyes a third Super Bowl title, he stands on the brink of elite quarterback territory, ready to join the prestigious ranks of three-time champions alongside legends like Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, and Troy Aikman. This potential achievement elevates him from the tier of two-time winners, marking his indelible impact on the NFL. Beyond championship glory, Mahomes is etching his name in playoff history, currently tied for the third-most playoff victories with 14. 

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A victory in the upcoming Super Bowl would secure him the third spot, trailing only the iconic Joe Montana. Moreover, Mahomes is making strides in playoff passing statistics, boasting 39 touchdowns through 17 games. A touchdown in the Super Bowl would tie him with Peyton Manning for the fourth-most all-time, further solidifying his postseason legacy. With a mere 162 yards away from matching John Elway for the eighth-most playoff passing yards, Mahomes is poised to leave an enduring mark on NFL playoff records.

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Patrick Mahomes challenges Tom Brady as the greatest QB

In a postseason that showcased the remarkable synergy between Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs secured their fourth Super Bowl berth in the last five years, triumphing over the Baltimore Ravens with a 17-10 victory in the AFC Championship Game. Mahomes, aged merely 28, is poised to make his fourth Super Bowl start, a feat unprecedented for a quarterback under 30. With 14 playoff wins to his credit, he shares the third-highest spot for most playoff victories by an NFL quarterback. 

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Drawing comparisons to the legendary Tom Brady’s first six seasons as a full-time starter, Mahomes exhibits statistics and achievements reminiscent of the iconic quarterback. Both possess stellar regular-season records, multiple AFC titles, and Super Bowl rings. Mahomes, boasting a flawless 4-0 record at Allegiant Stadium and delivering standout performances in challenging playoff scenarios, is carving a trajectory to greatness, mirroring Brady’s illustrious career. Despite Brady’s moniker as the “GOAT,” a new contender, the 28-year-old Mahomes, is emerging on the football scene, signaling a potential shift in the narrative of quarterback excellence.

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