Brady Vs Mahomes

Last Modified May 22, 2024 08:46 GMT

One of the most intriguing rivalries between quarterbacks was the one between former Tampa Bay BuccaneersTom Brady and Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes. Brady, having played his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots, was a veteran in the League as compared to Mahomes, who was drafted 10th in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.


This rivalry if we can even call it so, was one every NFL fan wanted to see as it pit the seasoned veteran with a plethora of experience in winning against the new and rising star of the league. While we did not get a chance to witness this mini-rivalry of sorts for long, we were still fortunate enough to get 6 games between the two.


This comparison comes to the fore only because Patrick Mahomes is seen as the next-best quarterback and probably the one with the best shot at giving Tom Brady a run for his money. The 7 time Super Bowl winner is miles ahead of the competition but many experts and fans feel that Mahomes could be nearby when his career comes to an end.



Brady Vs Mahomes
Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes


Brady vs Mahomes Career Stats

Despite having a head start in terms of experience, Brady lags behind Mahomes in both regular-season completion percentage, average yards per game, passer rate, and yards per rushing attempt. However, Brady holds the record in regular-season games started, passing touchdowns, passing yards in both the regular season and playoffs, and passing touchdowns.


Patrick Mahomes Tom Brady
Regular SeasonPlayoffsRegular SeasonPlayoffs
Games (G)921433548
Games Started (GS)921433348
Pass Completions (COMP)2,2863527,7531,200
Attempted Passes (ATT)3,43752312,0501,921
Completion Percentage (PCT)66.567.364.362.5
Passing Yards (YDS)27,3684,08489,21413,400
Average Yards per Game (AVG)8.07.87.47.0
Touchdowns (TD) 2143564988
Interceptions Thrown (INT)59721240
Passer Rating (RATE)104.3 107.497.289.8
Rushing Attempts (RSH ATT)35667693114
Rushing Yards (RSH YDS)1,8783831,123133
Yards per Rushing Attempt5.35.71.61.2
Rushing Touchdowns (RSH TD)125287
Super Bowl Wins 2 7
Super Bowl MVPs 2 5
NFL MVPs2 3

* Patrick Mahomes stats as of week 12 of the 2023-24 NFL season.


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Brady vs Mahomes Super Bowls

Brady is well-known for his record 7 Super Bowl wins and 10 appearances in the championship game. Mahomes on the other hand has only two Super Bowl wins under his belt but seems like he has many more to go.


Patrick MahomesTom Brady
Super Bowl Appearances3 (2019, 2020, 2023)10 (2002, 2004-2005, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2017-2019, 2021)
Super Bowl Wins2 (LIV, LVII)7 (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, LIII, LV)
Super Bowl MVPs2 (LIV, LVII)5 (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, LI, LV)


Brady vs Mahomes Records

Tom Brady probably has a record for all the records he holds, such as for most games played, started and won by a quarterback as well as the most NFL championships by a player and most championships in Pro Football History.


Patrick Mahomes holds records such as fastest to 10,000 career passing yards and 100 career touchdowns, most consecutive more than 300 passing yard games and most touchdown passes thrown in a game.


At 28, Mahomes still has a long way to go and is a prospective quarterback who can break Brady’s records.


Brady vs Mahomes head-to-head


Both quarterbacks hold impressive records, some of them are:


Patrick MahomesTom Brady
Pro Bowl5 (2018-2022)15 (2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009-2018, 2021)
First Team All-Pro2 (2018, 2022)3 (2007, 2010, 2017)
Second Team All-Pro1 (2020)3 (2005, 2016, 2021)
NFL Passing Touchdown Leader1 (2018)4 (2002, 2007, 2010, 2015)
NFL Passing Yards Leader1 (2022)2 (2005, 2007)
Completion Percent Leader01 (2007)
Quarterback Rating Leader1 (2018)2 (2007, 2010)


Brady vs Mahomes Matchups

Brady and Mahomes have played against each other 6 times. In their first matchup in 2018, Brady and the New England Patriots defeated Mahomes’ Chiefs by a score of 43-40. In their final face-off, Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs defeated Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41-31.


Their second face-off was in 2019, in which the Patriots won yet again with a score of 37-31. The next matchup was later the same year, with the Chiefs finally defeating the Patriots 23-16. In 2020, Mahomes evened the score, defeating Brady, now playing for the Buccaneers, with a narrow gap of 27-24.


In 2021, Brady took the lead once again, winning Super Bowl LV and earning his 7th Super Bowl ring while setting the record for the quarterback with the highest number of Super Bowl wins. This game was a defining one, especially for Brady as he also made history as the oldest quarterback to have started and won a Super Bowl.


Brady vs Mahomes: Who is the better NFL player?

Comparing Brady’s experience of over 2 decades filled with awards and records to Mahomes’ paltry 4 seasons means that it is too early to anoint one as being better than the other. At the moment if we take into account the full spectrum of Brady's career, then he stands alone at the top.


However, Mahomes too has his fair share of achievements which he has earned in a short span of time. He may very well be the player that comes closest or overtakes Brady provided he continues to dominate the league for another decade or so.


Has Mahomes ever beaten Brady?

Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady have faced off six times before Brady retired from the sport. Both players share the honors with a 3-3 head-to-head record. Mahomes first won against Brady in 2019 when the Chiefs beat the Patriots 23-16.


Mahomes prevailed for the second time when the Chiefs beat the Buccaneers in a 2020 regular season game whereas Mahomes' final win against Brady came in 2022 when the Chiefs won against the Bucs 41-31.


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FAQs

A. The Brady vs Mahomes head-to-head battle stands tied at 3-3. 

A. Tom Brady has won the NFL MVP Award 3 times as against the 2 of Patrick Mahomes.

A. Tom Brady started his career with the New England Patriots and finished it with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. These are the only two teams he ever played for. 

A. Tom Brady announced his retirement on February 1, 2023 on social media and filed his papers to the NFL nine days later. 

A. Patrick Mahomes is the current leader in the NFL in passer rating with a rating of 104.3.

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