SUPER BOWL LVIII
Mahomes vs Brady: which player earned more money at the same age?
Both Mahomes and Brady are among the best quarterbacks of all time, and they have different strengths and weaknesses that make them unique.
Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady are two of the NFL’s most successful and popular quarterbacks. They have faced each other four times in their careers, with Brady winning three of those games, including the Super Bowl LV in 2021.
According to Forbes, Mahomes’ net worth is $51.5 million, while Brady’s net worth is $250 million. However, this is not a fair comparison since Brady is 44 years old, and Mahomes is 28 years old. A better way to compare them is to look at how much they earned at the same age.
But who earned money at the same age between Mahomes And Brady?
When Brady was 26 years old, he had just won his second Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2004. He had signed a four-year, $28 million contract extension in 2002, which made him one of the highest-paid players in the league at the time. His annual salary was $7 million, and his endorsement deals were worth about $5 million per year.
When Mahomes was 26 years old, he had already won his first Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020. He had signed a record-breaking 10-year, $450 million contract extension in 2020, making him the highest-paid player in the league’s history. His annual salary was $37 million, and his endorsement deals were worth about $45 million per year.
Therefore, Mahomes earned much more money than Brady at the same age. Mahomes made $82 million in 2020, while Brady made $12 million in 2004. That is a difference of $70 million, or almost six times more.
Of course, money is not the only measure of success in the NFL. Brady has won seven Super Bowls, the most by any player in history, while Mahomes has won two. Brady has also been selected to 15 Pro Bowls, three All-Pro teams, three MVP awards, two Offensive Player of the Year awards, and five Super Bowl MVP awards. Mahomes has been selected to six Pro Bowls, three All-Pro teams, two MVP awards, one Offensive Player of the Year award, and two Super Bowl MVP awards.