Kansas City Chiefs’ history will divide in the pre and post-Patrick Mahomes era once it’s all said and done.
The Texas Tech product has already put together a Hall of Famer kind of résumé, and he’s only been a starter for five seasons.
The Chiefs have reached at least the AFC Championship Game in every single year of Mahomes’ tenure as a starter, with three Super Bowl trips and two Vince Lombardi trophies.
He’s also won two MVPs and two Super Bowl MVPs, recording perhaps the greatest start to a career a quarterback has ever had.
That’s why some believe that Pat has a legit chance to give Tom Brady a run for his money as the undisputed NFL GOAT.
Notably, when asked about it, even Rob Gronkowski agreed with that assessment, although he warned him that he needs to be consistent for the next 15+ years:
“Yeah, he definitely can give Brady a run for his money,” Gronk said. “I mean, he’s young; he has two Super Bowl wins now. He’s been to the Super Bowl three times over the last six years. But, in order to get to that level, you’re going to have to be consistent for the next 15 years. It’s a debate, but it’s not up to us it’s all up to, you know, Patrick Mahomes. He’s just gotta keep performing for the next 15 years.”
Can @PatrickMahomes give @TomBrady a run for his money?@RobGronkowski: yes… but in order to get to that level you’re going to have to be consistent for the next 15 years.
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— Up & Adams (@UpAndAdamsShow) February 13, 2023
Of course, there will be countless factors that could come into play in order for that to happen.
For starters, the Chiefs — or whichever team he decides to play for — will need to stay competitive, as football is a team sport.
Moreover, Pat will need to stay healthy, and while he’s been quite durable thus far, not many players are able to withstand that physical burden for that long.
Also, Pat may not even want to play for that long after already achieving nearly everything and making generational wealth, so we shouldn’t rush to conclusions.
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