Eisen says Patrick has Tom in his sight.
In a recent discussion, Rich Eisen shared his thoughts on Patrick Mahomes and drew comparisons to Tom Brady, suggesting that Mahomes is on a quest to surpass the legendary quarterback. With Brady’s retirement, Mahomes now stands as one of the premier quarterbacks in the NFL, boasting multiple Super Bowl victories.
According to Eisen, Mahomes has a genuine opportunity to catch up with the iconic former Patriots and Buccaneers QB, not just in terms of on-field accomplishments, but also in his approach off the field. Eisen emphasized that Mahomes is the only player who realistically has a shot at reaching Tom Brady’s level.
“Right now, as we’re sitting here, there’s only one guy who could be even in the area code of the galaxy to catch Tom Brady with seven Super Bowls by the end of his career, and it’s Patrick Mahomes. All I’m saying is this is the only guy who can have that shot”, Eisen said.
Eisen also expressed his belief that Mahomes is content with being underpaid, much like Tom Brady. Despite the influx of lucrative contracts for quarterbacks in the NFL, Mahomes isn’t the highest-paid player at his position.
Drawing parallels to Brady, Eisen swiftly pointed out: “We’re already talking about taking less. Right? How many times did Brady supposedly give a discount to the Patriots? This is the sort of stuff I think about when I hear him say this.
“It sounds just like Brady. He’s got Brady in his sights, potentially, and he also understands that Brady won them all by not leaving everything on the table. He left some for other people.”
Brady used to be underpaid in order to have great players around him
Brady, famously, never held the title of the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. This allowed the New England Patriots to build a formidable team around him and provide him with the necessary weapons.