Tom Brady & Peyton Manning’s Unprecedented Achievement Could Be Star QB Patrick Mahomes’ Next Big Challenge

Published 09/20/2023, 12:07 PM EDT

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Who is the best, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, or the upcoming star Patrick Mahomes? Football lovers constantly wonder about this topic, and why shouldn’t they? With triumphs in Super Bowls, MVP awards, and the respect of fans, these three superstars have swiftly shown their worth in the NFL.

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Brady and Manning have made a lasting impression in the NFL by setting ground-breaking records, but Mahomes is still striving to reach the same heights of success and fame as these two giants. Shannon Sharpe recently provided some views, highlighting that Patrick Mahomes still has much left in the tank and that overcoming the next big obstacles would enable him to achieve the esteem of the two Hall of Fame entrants.

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On a recent edition of “Club Shay Shay,” co-host Chad Johnson and Shannon Sharpe discussed Patrick Mahomes, comparing him with Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady. Sharpe highlighted that Mahomes is one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks, but Manning and Brady are the two greatest.

According to him, they continued to perform well even after switching teams, leading their teams to win Super Bowls and themselves earning MVP awards. In contrast, Mahomes must continue to play at a high level, even with the same team, in order to approach the legacy of Brady and Manning under his new $210.6 million deal, which runs from 2023 through 2026.

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Considering the challenging quarterback position in the NFL, where injuries are common, Mahomes must prioritize his health to sustain the standard he has set for his peers. Sharpe highlighted that what made Brady and Manning truly great was not just their victories but also the quality of the teammates they achieved those victories. Mahomes’ overall quality and health will further define his promising career as the Young Goat, and that will be his biggest challenge.

“That’s What Made Brady So Great”: Shannon Sharpe Reminds Patrick Mahomes of Career-Defining Quality Amid Glamorous $210M Agreement

Despite this, Pro Football Hall of Fame Shannon Sharpe asserted that Patrick Mahomes is unquestionably underpaid considering his exceptional gameplay.

Is Patrick Mahomes ‘underpaid’?

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The Kansas City Chiefs bestowed Patrick Mahomes with an extraordinary birthday gift, a historic restructured contract valued at $210.6 million. Mahomes has undeniably left his mark on the NFL, boasting two Super Bowl victories and two MVPs in just five years. Nevertheless, according to Shannon Sharpe’s perspective on the Club Shay Shay podcast, the star quarterback is still considered “underpaid.

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Sharpe goes on to elaborate, stating, “Three of the five years as a starter he’s been in the Super Bowl. Well yeah, two out of five years he’s been the MVP. And you mean to tell me that somebody else is in the same Stratosphere as him who can currently touch his resume?

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However, Mahomes himself made it clear during the offseason that his primary goal was not simply to become the highest-paid quarterback. Instead, he emphasized his desire for fair compensation while also considering the best interests of the team.

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