Patrick Mahomes could be on the verge of being seen as an all-time great if he helps the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in Super Bowl LVII.
The victory would give Mahomes his second ring and the Chiefs their second title in the last four seasons. He also has three AFC Championships in the last four years, only missing out last season against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Mahomes’ greatness has been put into perspective by great retirees and pundits alike. But he touched on what another Super Bowl ring and the possibility of moving on to Tom Brady would mean.
«It’s going to be tough,» he told reporters of catching Brady. «I mean, seven Super Bowl wins, 10 Super Bowls. There’s a reason he’s so far ahead of everyone else. It’s hard to do, but I’ll do everything I can to chase it. But I have to start with trying to win. this this week. So I just have to focus on today and then tomorrow until we get to Sunday. And then let’s go out there and play our best game of ball.»
And he added: «Ask me when I’m about 38 years old.»
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But it’s where the conversation will turn once the game is over, should he show off the Vince Lombardi Trophy. But the talk is already there.
Former NFL star and Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles brought it up in an interview with Fox News Digital.
«He’s definitely surpassed me for sure for being the greatest Chief player of all time with what he’s accomplished,» Charles told Fox News Digital in a recent interview. «He’s already won a Super Bowl and has been to the Super Bowl three times. He’s definitely one of the Chiefs’ all-time greatest players, and so is Travis Kelce.
«If he wins this, it’s not about the Chiefs, it’s what his NFL legacy is going to be. Can he continue to chase Tom Brady? That’s basically the goal. Everyone will start comparing him.»
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Super Bowl LVII will be played on Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The game can be seen on FOX and will begin at 6:30 pm ET.