Brady and Mahomes met in the AFC Championship Game in 2018 – and what a game.
The Patriots won 37-31 in overtime to reach the Super Bowl and Brady won his sixth in Atlanta.
Both quarterbacks were asked about that game this week, and their conversation after.
Mahomes said: “It was affirmation of what I’d been doing the whole year, that I was doing it the right way. As a young quarterback you don’t understand that. You try to put in as much time and work as possible and try to win as many games as possible, and for him to come talk to me and show me that respect, from Tom, it meant I was doing it the right way. Obviously I have a ton of respect for him and everything he has done.”
Brady explained: “What happened was we won in overtime, and the field got crazy, so I didn’t get a chance to just go over and just tell him what I thought of him. And then I just wanted to make sure before he left that I let him know what I thought about watching him play all year, how he dealt with all the different things that he had to deal with.”