Patrick Mahomes looks to avoid a mistake Tom Brady made

Many have compared Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to legendary Patriots and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Both have won multiple MVP awards, Super Bowls and other personal accolades during their careers — although Mahomes has a long way to go before he can match Brady’s stats and rings.

The two also have many off-field endeavors in business, media and other non-football injuries. Mahomes owns equity in the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Current, and Sporting Kansas City. Brady is a minority investor in Birmingham City FC and is trying to buy ownership stakes in the Raiders and the WNBA’s Aces.

Mahomes should continue down the same path that led Brady to win seven Super Bowls in 23 seasons and rank as one of the wealthiest athletes and celebrities in the world so long as he remains at the top of his craft on the best team in the NFL.

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But Mahomes doesn’t want to emulate Brady on every front. The Chiefs quarterback hopes to avoid the same mistake Brady made in his post-NFL career on television.

Patrick Mahomes looks to avoid a mistake Tom Brady made

Brady was recently featured on Netflix’s “The Greatest Roast of All Time,” where other celebrities and former teammates made jokes about Brady and the rest of the cast. It was a night filled with laughter, confusion and some controversy. Brady eventually said he regretted agreeing to the roast, especially with how the jokes affected his family. 

Mahomes said he won’t be following those footsteps of Brady.

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“I will definitely be staying away from the roast,” Mahomes told ESPN’s Pat McAfee this week. “They actually asked me to go to it, and I was like, man, I just can’t even believe that this is happening. But there was some funny moments in there. The comedians did a good job, but a roast. 

“I mean, there’s no rules. You just have to go out there and just sit there and listen to everybody talk trash about you. So I will stay away from that throughout my lifetime and kind of just stay on the straight and narrow.”

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Brady called his roast “bittersweet” because while he liked when the jokes were aimed at him, he didn’t appreciate when comedians and teammates made light of his family. Brady went so far as to stop comedian Jeff Ross from making a joke about Patriots owner Robert Kraft during the broadcast.

“I liked when the jokes were about me,” Brady said. “I thought they were so fun. I didn’t like the way they affected my kids. It’s the hardest part about … like the bittersweet aspect of when you do something that you think is one way and then all of a sudden you realize I wouldn’t do that again because of the way that it affected actually the people that I care about the most in the world.”

Brady will remain on your television screens this season, though as an in-game analyst for Fox Sports. He signed a 10-year deal with the network following his NFL retirement in 2022 but won’t officially join the broadcast until this season. Brady’s first game will be a Week 1 showdown between the Cowboys and the Browns in Cleveland.

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As for Mahomes, he’ll be looking to chip away at Brady’s records and accolades while he and the Chiefs try to do something Brady never did: Win three consecutive Super Bowls.


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