How Tom Brady wants to be like Patrick Mahomes

Andy Hart
August 13, 2019 - 5:01 pm

Patrick Mahomes lit the football world afire last fall by throwing 50-plus touchdown passes on the way to an NFL MVP award. In his first year as the Chiefs starter he became one of the most exciting, popular players in the game.

As impressive as those accomplishments are, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been there and done that. TB12 set the then-NFL record with 50 touchdown passes in 2007. He not only won the NFL MVP award that season but again in 2010 and 2017.

Still, Brady revealed in his weekly Monday morning interview with the Greg Hill Show on WEEI radio that there are indeed a couple things that Mahomes accomplished in his first season as a starter in Kansas City that he might want to add to his own list of achievements.

In the midst of a conversation regarding the best throws of his career – Brady seemed to focus that discussion on big plays to guys like Randy Moss, Donte Stallworth, David Patten, Brandon Tate and Troy Brown, the latter’s an 82-yard overtime winner in Miami in 2003 that TB 12 described as a “great throw, that’s definitely top-10” – the G.O.A.T. alluded to two of Mahomes’ most eye-catching highlights from last season.

“No left-handed passes, or no no-look passes yet. But I’m working on those. So those might be in the repertoire this year. We have to try to add something to the top-10. This could be cool,” Brady told the Greg Hill Show.

It would certainly be fun to see 42-year-old Brady channel his inner Mahomes for some on-field creativity this fall.

It would be even more enjoyable to see Bill Belichick’s reaction.

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