Following the Patriots’ win over the Chiefs in the AFC Championship, it was reported that Tom Brady paid Patrick Mahomes a visit as a sign of respect for the league’s most exciting young talent.
Though the visit itself was a classy gesture from Brady, it was unclear what the two quarterbacks discussed. This week, Mahomes offered some details about their conversation.
Mahomes joined NFL Live ahead of the Pro Bowl, and he was asked about the postgame meeting with Brady.
“It was such a great game with so many emotions where it was going back and forth in the end, I think that he just came up to me and was saying ‘good game’ and everything like that. He was in my place. He was young. He got to win the Super Bowl in his first year with you (Tedy Bruschi) and everybody. So, he understands that time — it flies by, so put in the work. I think he saw that I put in the work to be in those situations.”
Brady won the Super Bowl in his second year, and Mahomes – who like Brady didn’t start his rookie season –nearly had the Chiefs on that same stage in his first season as a starter.
The 23-year-old threw for 50 touchdowns and 5,097 yards during the regular season of his rookie season.