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Patrick Mahomes on playing into his 40s: ‘That’s the plan’

A lot of comparisons have been made between Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady — and the Chiefs quarterback is already thinking about playing just as long.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes appeared on Fox Sports’ “Undisputed” with Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless on Wednesday morning. Among the subjects they discussed was whether Mahomes is irritated when credit for his success is given to his supporting cast in Kansas City.

“It doesn’t irritate me at all,” said Mahomes. “If I could have this supporting cast for the rest of my career and they give credit to them, I’ll take it as much as possible. Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelce, Damien Williams — now Clyde Edwards-Helaire — we’ve got guys everywhere. My job is to try and get it into those guys’ hands. [Chiefs general manager] Brett Veach and Coach Reid surround me with a lot of great players. We’re winning games. I don’t care who the credit’s given to.”

Since quarterback Tom Brady jumped from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, they talked about the matchup scheduled for Week 12 in Tampa — along with the possibility the teams could meet in the Super Bowl.

“The Buccaneers have a lot of talent,” said the reigning Super Bowl MVP. “They’ve had a lot of talent for the last couple of years. When you add Tom Brady — someone who’s proven that he can win and get the ball to all those guys, socre a lot of touchdowns and be a great leader — you know that they’re going to be a great team.”

And since Brady had come up, Bayless asked Mahomes if he could visualize himself playing at Brady’s age of 43.

“That’s the goal,” said the 24-year-old, who has already signed a contract to remain with the Chiefs through the 2031 season. “I’ve talked to a couple of my teammates that have younger kids. I always joke with them and say, ‘I’m going to be playing with your kids whenever you’re watching from home.’ To play until 43, you’ve got to have that mentality that Tom’s had — to not only be great on the football field but to be great off of it; to be able to go out there every single day and take care of your body. I’ve put a good plan together with my trainer every single year so far, and I’m going to try to do that and get as healthy as I possibly can — so that I can be playing at that age.”

That’s a future we can all get behind.


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