Patrick Mahomes: I'm trying to catch Tom Brady, he is long ways away
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Patrick Mahomes admits his goal is to catch and beat Tom Brady's Super Bowl record but underlined that it is a big challenge. Brady, who retired 10 days ago, finished with seven Super Bowl wins - the most ever Super Bowl wins by one player.
Mahomes, 27, will be aiming to win his second Super Bowl when his Kansas City Chiefs take on the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. Because of his Super Bowl record, Brady is considered by many the greatest player in NFL history.
"I'm trying to catch Tom. But Tom's a long ways away, you can ask me when I'm like 38 years old," Mahomes said, per CBS Sports.
Mahomes on beating Brady's record: It is going to be tough
"It's gonna be tough. I mean, seven Super Bowl victories, 10 Super Bowls.
There's a reason why he's so far ahead of everybody else. It's hard to do, but I'll do my best to chase it. But I've got to start off with trying to win this one this week. So I've just got to focus on today and then tomorrow until we get to Sunday.
And then let's go out there and play our best ball game," Mahomes added. In the 2019 Super Bowl, Mahomes led the Chiefs to a win over the San Francisco 49ers. The following year, Mahomes led the Chiefs to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances.
This time, the Chiefs met the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. Even though the Chiefs were listed as the favorites going into that Super Bowl, Brady's Buccaneers handled the business and beat the Chiefs 31-9. Now, Mahomes is set to play his third Super Bowl.
For this Super Bowl, the Eagles are listed as favorites by the smallest of margins. It remains to be seen if Mahomes can deliver this Sunday in Arizona and win his second Super Bowl.