NFL Analyst Believes Catching Up With Tom Brady Might Not Be in Patrick Mahomes’ Hands

Published 07/12/2021, 9:52 AM EDT
Nov 22, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Patrick Mahomes is widely regarded as the future cover star of the NFL. With the old guard now slowly calling it a day, Mahomes leads a group of talented young QBs looking to cement their names in NFL folklore. 

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And the expectation for some from Mahomes is rather steep. Overtake Tom Brady’s Super Bowl tally to become the undisputed GOAT. Easier said than done, Mahomes does have the tools to make another Super Bowl charge in 2021. 

Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) yells before the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

But to overtake Brady, Mahomes will a lot more than one more Super Bowl win. Currently, six Super Bowl rings separate Patrick Mahomes from Tom Brady.

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A mountain to climb but one that might just be possible with time on his side. But whether or not Patrick Mahomes will be able to maintain that sort of success will play the biggest role in the journey of his legacy. 

Patrick Mahomes has a lot of catching up to do with Tom Brady 

During a segment of KJZ, former NFL player turned analyst Keyshawn Johnson said that he believes Mahomes’ attempt to usurp Brady will boil down to a lot of things apart from his own talent. 

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With football being a sport with a lot more dynamics, Johnson said that, unlike basketball, one football can’t change everything for a franchise. He also said that even Brady doesn’t have that sort of an influence through solely his game. 

“One player in basketball changes everything for an organization. One player in football and I know you’re going to point to Tom Brady, but no. Brady landed into the perfect situation.”

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Again commenting on the unpredictable and fast-evolving nature of the NFL, Johnson said that predicting how many Super Bowls Patrick Mahomes is near impossible.

“I don’t know whether Patrick Mahomes is going to be able to catch Tom Brady, LeBron James, and Michael Jordan. It’s hard as hell to win a playoff game in the NFL, let alone number of Super Bowls,”  he said. 

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Patrick Mahomes is only 25 years old. With a lot of football left in him, the Kansas City Chiefs QB is one’s best bet to break Brady’s record. But we’ve seen countless times in the past, that one star QB isn’t enough to drag a franchise to Super Bowls.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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