Andy Reid shares how Tom Brady ‘turned the keys over’ to Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes took home his third Lombardi Trophy on Sunday night, further sparking the debate about his all-time ranking with seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady.

But as many debate Mahomes vs. Brady following Super Bowl LVIII, Andy Reid shared an interesting story about the two quarterback titans coming together. The Chiefs head coach said that Brady actually reached out to Mahomes in the moments after the New England Patriots’ overtime win over Kansas City in the 2018 AFC Championship Game, speaking to the younger quarterback in a passing-the-torch moment. 

“I was there when Tom Brady said, ‘I’m turning the keys over to you,'” Reid told NFL Network. “He did it right in our locker room. And so I think Tom is as proud as anybody.” 

Reid further expanded on that story in an interview with NBC Sports as he explained that Mahomes has embraced the mantle as the face of the league.

“He makes the difficult look easy at the highest possible level in the whole world,” Reid told NBC Sports. “There’s only 32 in the whole world, and he’s the special of the special. I watched Tom Brady turn the keys over to him, which was cool. Tom said, ‘Hey, this is your league now, man.’ 

“Patrick’s humble, he’s competitive, he’s a great teammate, good father. He does it the right way. It’s great for young guys to see. It’s not just God-given. It’s what you do with what God gives you. Every day he comes in the huddle, he goes, ‘Let’s be great today.’ Every day. You know he means it.”

Why NFL should feel discouraged about Patrick Mahomes’ SBLVIII win

Just as he did in his previous two Super Bowl wins, Mahomes came back from a 10-point deficit to help the Chiefs win. Super Bowl LVIII was possibly the most challenging one of them all. Mahomes needed to lead the Chiefs to two late scoring drives in order to either extend or win the game. 

He succeeded on both tries. After San Francisco took a 22-19 lead with 1:53 remaining, Mahomes led Kansas City down to the 11-yard line…


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