Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid became the next notable member of the NFL community to mention Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the same sentence as living legend Tom Brady as Reid celebrated Kansas City's 25-22 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday night.

“He makes the difficult look easy,” Reid said of Mahomes during his interview with Peter King of NBC Sports, “at the highest possible level worldwide. There are only 32 of them in the whole world, and he is a unique specialist. I saw Tom Brady give him the keys, which was cool. Tom said, “Hey, this is your league now, man.

At age 28, Mahomes became a three-time Super Bowl champion and three-time Super Bowl Most Valuable Player after completing 34 of 46 passes for 333 yards and two touchdowns, including a throw to Mecole Hardman in the final seconds of the first overtime against San Francisco.

While there have been numerous rumors swirling around the Chiefs over the past week suggesting that Reid might retire after Super Bowl LVIII, it now appears that he wants to return to playing with Mahomes for at least another season.

“Patrick is humble, competitive, a great teammate and a good father,” Reid added about his QB1 during his conversation with King. “He does it the right way. It's great for young boys to see. It's not just God-given. It's what you do with what God gives you. Every day when he comes to the group he says, “Let's be great today.” ' Every day. You know that's what he thinks.

Mahomes may already be on Mount Rushmore's list of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, but he still has a long way to go to catch up to Brady in excess category. Brady, who has apparently retired for good, is a seven-time Super Bowl champion StatMuza shows that the 46-year-old is the only player to win Super Bowl MVP five times.

“It's always going to be hard for me because Brady beat me in the Super Bowl,” Mahomes said in a Sunday interview on NFL Network that he has been compared to the man who led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory over the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. Bowl LV, provided by Adam London from NESN. “He will always have it on his mind. But every day it gives me something to strive for – the pursuit of greatness. If I'm ever tired, if I don't want to work, I know I have to do it to be there in those moments.”

Brady still deserves GOAT status as of February 2024, but Mahomes is undeniably making up the difference sooner than many expected and ahead of what are often considered the best years for a player at the most important position in the sport.