May 17, 2024

Patrick Mahomes says he’s “nowhere near” GOAT status

Patrick Mahomes has performed loads, however he hasn’t performed sufficient to be thought of the GOAT. That’s his evaluation, at the very least.

In solely six seasons because the Chiefs’ full-time beginning quarterback, Mahomes has received three Super Bowls, three Super Bowl MVP awards, two NFL MVPs and has led the NFL in passing yards as soon as and passing touchdowns twice. He’s solely 28.

“I’ve had at least one of the top three starts to a career, I’ll put it that way,” Mahomes advised Sean Gregory of TIME, which named him one of many world’s most influential folks of 2024.

Mahomes talked about Tom Brady, Joe Montana and Dan Marino as others who’re within the dialogue. In his first six seasons as a full-time starter, from 2001-06, Brady received three Super Bowls and two Super Bowl MVP awards. Montana received two Super Bowls and twice was Super Bowl MVP in his first six seasons as a full-time starter. Marino by no means received a Super Bowl, however he was a league MVP in his second season.

Mahomes is 4 Super Bowls and two Super Bowl MVPs behind Brady, who performed longer than some other place participant in historical past, retiring on the age of 45. Brady’s seven Super Bowl rings are two greater than some other participant at any place in historical past.

Mahomes is off to a very good begin, however he has an extended solution to go to catch Brady, and he conceded he’s “nowhere near” GOAT status.

“You have to build a consistency of a career,” Mahomes advised Gregory. “You see that in any sport. I’ve had a great run. I think I’ve done a great job so far. But it’s hard to take away from what Tom did for so long, what Peyton Manning did, or Aaron Rodgers. There are so many guys, they were at such a high level for such a long time. In order to be in that conversation, you have to do that on a year-to-year basis. You can’t take it for granted that you did it the year before.”

Brady had a nine-year hole between his third Super Bowl title and his fourth.

If Mahomes doesn’t have an enormous hole between Super Bowls, he might demolish what Brady did. But who is aware of what occurs between now and the top of Mahomes’ profession.

That’s when the controversy will actually develop into a debate.

“That’s something I’ll talk about when I’m done playing. Then, people can make those decisions,” Mahomes mentioned.