“I don’t think I’ll ever truly believe he’s retired” – Patrick Mahomes shared his feelings about Tom Brady coming back after a brief retirement stint

Here's what Patrick Mahomes had to say when he heard Tom Brady had retired and then decided to come back all in a span of 40 days

Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes
Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes

Tom Brady really had everyone fooled when he announced that he has finally decided to end his journey of 22 seasons that included 7X Super Bowls, 5x Super Bowl MVPs along with a long list of accolades and records to his name.

Just after 40 days into retirement, Brady had enough of the ‘home life’ and announced he was coming back as he has some “unfinished business” even after achieving more than all the QBs combined.

Patrick Mahomes couldn’t believe Tom Brady came back just after 40 days into retirement

Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes
Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes, QB for the Kansas City Chiefs shared his feelings about his main competitor in the NFL coming back to steal away the Lombardi Trophy. “I don’t think it even really [sunk] in that he was retired before he was coming back,” Mahomes told Sozzi via Yahoo Finance. “I was having the wedding going on and all that different type of stuff, so before I even realized he retired, he was back, and I think that’s how Tom has always been. Until I see that there’s an NFL game played, and he is not in the league, I don’t think I’ll ever truly believe he’s retired.”

The 26-year old QB will face Tom Brady and the Bucs on the road during the 2022 season and some believe this epic matchup will take place in Munich, Germany rather than in Tampa Bay. Mahomes also commended Brady for having a balanced personal and professional life that has allowed him to play at 44 years.

“I want to play as long as they’ll let me” – Patrick Mahomes aims to handle his NFL career and family the same way as Tom Brady

Tom Brady with his family
Tom Brady with his family

“I want to play as long as they’ll let me,” said Mahomes. “I know that will take me taking care of me body, me continuing to build my family the right way and making sure those relationships are always great before football, and I think Tom’s done that in the right way. You can see how close he is with his family, but as well, how much he gives to football every single day. It’s a great model. If you want to play for a long time and have a lot of success, you got to do a lot of the same things that he’s done, taking care of his body on and off the field.”

Patrick Mahomes with his wife Brittany and daughter Sterling
Patrick Mahomes with his wife Brittany and daughter Sterling

Props to Tom Brady to play like he’s always played and some might say even better at 44. The Bucs QB absolutely crushed Mahomes and the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. Mahomes has always expressed his appreciation towards Brady and what he’s given to the sport and wishes to outdo Brady in every aspect.

There’s no doubt Patrick Mahomes is the next big thing in the NFL but it’s yet to see if he can create the same legacy as Brady or not!

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