- The Chiefs lost to the Patriots in overtime of the AFC Championship in 2019.
- After the game, Tom Brady looked for Patrick Mahomes in the locker room.
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes talked about the moment Tom Brady passed the torch to him in 2019.
The Chiefs lost agonizingly to Brady’s New England Patriots in overtime of the AFC Championship in January 2019.
However, instead of celebrating with his teammates, the legendary quarterback sought out his younger counterpart and shared some words of wisdom with him.
NFL fans were desperate to know what the seven-time Super Bowl winner said to the now three-time winner and Mahomes finally shed some light on their conversation.
Mahomes talked about the devastation of working so hard to try to reach the Super Bowl that year only to come up short, but insisted that his talk with Brady encouraged him to maintain his level of effort.
Patrick Mahomes spoke about the moment Tom Brady passed the torch to him in 2019
The Chiefs quarterback has won three Super Bowls so far, including this year’s one.
“I worked very hard that year, probably harder than I had ever worked in my life, to get to that position, and not getting there, I was obviously disappointed,” he said in the Peter King Podcast.
“There were tears in that locker room, we thought we had a chance to win the Super Bowl that year and we came up short.
‘After everything calmed down and I was going through the back tunnels, he grabbed me and pulled me aside. The only thing she really said was, ‘You’re doing it the right way, keep doing it the way you’re doing it.’
‘That for me was a seal of approval, I’m going to continue working so hard. Because if he says I’m doing it the right way, he’s the guy you want to say that.
“For him to have seen that from the opposite end of a football field and seen the hard work I’ve put in and how I’ve developed in one season, that’s kept me in that mindset for the rest of my career.”
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid also recently spoke out about the moment between the two iconic hecklers, claiming that Brady told Mahomes he was “handing him the keys.”
Brady and the New England Patriots beat the LA Rams in the Super Bowl that year.
“He makes the difficult look easy at the highest possible level in the world,” Reid also told Peter King.
‘There are only 32 in the whole world, and he is the special of the special. I saw Tom Brady hand him the keys, which was cool. Tom said, “Hey, this is your league now, man.”
The Patriots beat the LA Rams in the Super Bowl that year and Brady won his sixth and last ring in New England.
However, Mahomes and co. They got their revenge the following year, and the quarterback finally got his Super Bowl victory with a victory over the San Francisco 49ers.