The greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL, Tom Brady, will go head to head with Patrick Mahomes, the most exciting quarterback of the next generation, in what could be their final matchup, in Sunday Night Football in Week 4 of the 2022 NFL season.
When the two faced each other in Super Bowl LV in 2021, where Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9, many had dubbed Mahomes as Brady’s heir apparent. Brady announced his retirement after the conclusion of the 2021 season but returned only after a few weeks for the 2022 season. Let’s take a look at their head-to-head records.
Tom Brady, in his long and productive career that has spanned more than two decades, has become the leading figure for touchdown passes of all time. He is also near the top of the list for passing yards as well as passer ratings in his career. He has made 7,330 successful passes out of 11,420 attempts for 85,193 yards, 627 touchdown passes, 207 interceptions and a rating of 97.5 in his career.
While Mahomes has shown early signs that he can do what it takes to catch Brady, he still has a long way to go. The Chiefs quarterback has registered more than 159 touchdown passes in his career till now, along with 1,624 successful passes in 2,454 attempts for 19,848 yards, 38 interceptions and a rating of 106.1. He also holds the highest passer rating in the history of the NFL.
The pair has won several Associated Press NFL MVP awards in their careers, with Brady clinching the superior position due to his long career. Brady also has seven NFL rings, which he won in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021.
However, Mahomes, 27, has won only one NFL ring till now in his career, which he won in 2020. He came close to winning his second in 2021 when the Chiefs were beaten by Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl in February.