Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time. He has been playing in the NFL since 2000. This year, he is playing his 19th season with the New England Patriots. By now, he has more accomplishments and set records than any other player in the league.
Last week, the Patriots managed to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs. This was the eighth consecutive time that the Patriots played in the AFC Championship Game. After their glorious win, the Patriots secured their place in the Super Bowl for the third time in a row. They are one of only three teams that have managed to do this.
After Brady finished with the celebration, he asked officials to take him to the one person who might be most in need of a moment of his time, because he’d most certainly earned his full admiration – Patrick Mahomes. He told reporters:
“I just went and saw him. I mean, he’s feeling like you think he’d feel when you lose a game like this. It hurts. He’s a hell of a … I mean, what a great young player. So impressed with his poise, his leadership. He is spectacular.”
Reporters were curious as to what Brady said to Mahomes. When they asked the young quarterback about it, he said that it was a meeting of mutual respect and an encouragement for whatever may be in store for Mahomes down the road:
“It was such a great game with so many emotions where it was going back and forth at the end. I feel like he just came up to me and was kind saying, ‘Good game,’ and everything like that. I mean, he was in my place (earlier in his career). He was young. He got to win the Super Bowl in his first year with you (Bruschi) and everybody, so he understands that time, it flies by, just make sure I put in the work, and I think he saw that I put in the work to be in those situations.”
This just reminds us of how amazing Brady is on the field as well as off it.