Last week, Patrick Mahomes signed the biggest deal in sports history at 10 years and over $500 million.
At 24 years old, the Chiefs quarterback knows he still has a long way to go in terms of being the best he can be, but acknowledged this weekend he would like to some day best Tom Brady's six Super Bowls record.
“I don’t know if there is a number," he said to ESPN this weekend while playing in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. "Obviously, you try and chase greatness and Tom has six. I am going to try and do whatever I can to get to that number. I understand how hard that is, how it was a one of kind thing for Tom to be able to get to nine Super Bowls and win six of them. I am just going to go about the process every single day of trying to make myself better and do whatever I can to make the Kansas City Chiefs better.”
Mahomes has already been discussed in some of the greatest of all-time debates, but he knows it's still so early in his career.
“It’s obviously premature and obviously we have had a great start to my career," he said. "I am blessed to be in a great organization and have a great team around me, which has made the transition easier for me. Now, it is about stacking those years. It is about trying to find ways to get back to the Super Bowl, win those Super Bowl championships and I think if I go out there every single year and I put my best effort forward, when I get to the end of my career I will be happy with where I am at.”
After just three seasons in the league, and two as a starter, Mahomes has a Super Bowl and league MVP.