Tom Brady has established himself as the greatest NFL player of all time, but Patrick Mahomes hopes to change that over the course of his career. The superstar quarterbacks traded friendly barbs on social media Tuesday regarding their place in the sport.

It all started with Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who wore a Brady jersey in batting practice because he lost a Super Bowl bet stemming from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in February’s title game. Brady responded to a video of Perez proclaiming, “Patrick Mahomes is the best!” while wearing a jersey of the reigning Super Bowl MVP.

“Nahhh I think actions always speak louder than words,” Brady said on Twitter.

Brady was the better quarterback in Tampa Bay’s 31-9 victory over Kansas City in Super Bowl LV. The 43-year-old won his fifth Super Bowl MVP award by completing 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Mahomes put up perhaps the worst stat line of his career with 49 pass attempts, 270 yards, no touchdowns, a pair of interceptions and a 52.3 passer rating.

 

 

With 17 more seasons of NFL experience, Brady has put together the most impressive career of arguably any athlete in the history of team sports. While matching those accomplishments isn’t likely, Mahomes will try to do so over the next two decades.

“I guess we will see in 20 years…” Mahomes said, in response to Brady’s tweet.

If Mahomes can stay healthy, he’s on track to become one of the all-time greats. The 25-year-old has reached three AFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls in three years as a starter. Mahomes already has a championship, a regular-season MVP award and a Super Bowl MVP to his name.

Mahomes might be the most talented quarterback to ever play in the NFL. The Chiefs’ star makes jaw-dropping plays on a weekly basis. Mahomes' 108.7 career passer rating is the best in history by a wide margin.

Brady has plenty of time before he has to worry about Mahomes surpassing him as the GOAT. Showing no signs of slowing down after 21 NFL seasons, Brady has seven Super Bowl titles and three NFL MVP awards. The former New England Patriots star will retire with numerous quarterback records, cementing a legacy that might never be topped.

Considering the Chiefs and Bucs are projected to be the NFL’s top teams in 2021, Mahomes could soon get another chance at beating Brady on the biggest stage.

Patrick Mahomes (L) and Tom Brady wil go head-to-head in the Super Bowl as the Chiefs face the Buccaneers Patrick Mahomes (L) and Tom Brady went head-to-head in the Super Bowl. Photo: GETTY IMAGES / JAMIE SQUIRE