“Tom Brady showed me that I was doing things the right way” - Patrick Mahomes
The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback will face Tom Brady for the fifth time in his career on Sunday in Tampa to define the winner of the Super Bowl LV.
Patrick Mahomes was the 10th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and he has already made quite the impact in the league, with superb stats and by winning the Super Bowl LIV with the Kansas City Chiefs. He is one of the big names of the present and the future of the NFL and the franchise have done their work to make sure he doesn't go anywhere - prior to the start of the 2020 season he signed a $141.428 million contract with guarantees over 12 years.
Mahomes is one game away from winning back-to-back Super Bowls, but first he has to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers led by Tom Brady on Sunday. No matter how good the Chiefs are that's not an easy task because Brady knows what it takes to win this game and he has proved it six times already. These two QBs have faced each other four times, three in the regular season and once in playoffs, with two wins per side.
2018 Championship Game
In his second year in the league, Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game and they were one game from advancing to the Super Bowl. That year they faced the New England Patriots under Tom Brady and the Chiefs lost 37-31 in overtime to see their season come to an end.
After the game, Mahomes was in the locker and Tom Brady showed up to talk to him. The veteran quarterback wanted to support his colleague before he started his preparation for the Super Bowl and Mahomes shared the conversation they had in the locker room that night.
"It was important because it showed I was doing things the right way. As a young quarterback in this league, you show up early and you try to put in the time and put in the work. ... Him saying that he respected what I was doing and how I was playing on the field and the type of person I was, it kind of put a stamp on me that I needed to go in and even be better in order to get to the Super Bowl,” said Mahomes on Tuesday.
"He's the same way I am. He's going to leave everything he has on the field every single time he's out there. He doesn't care what it takes. He doesn't care if he has to throw for 400 yards or if he has to throw for 100 yards. He wants to win. I feel like I have the same mentality. I just want to win no matter what happens or how it happens,” he added.