How Patrick Mahomes' resume stacks up against the all-time great athletes through 7 seasons (2024)

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Patrick Mahomes has accomplished a lot in his first seven seasons in the NFL.

The Kansas City Chiefs traded up to No. 10 in the 2017 draft to select Mahomes and after one season of backing up Alex Smith, he was thrust into the starting role in 2018. He won the MVP and the Offensive Player of the Year award with 50 touchdown passes and 5,097 passing yards.

By Year 3, he was a Super Bowl champion and at the end of Year 7, he’s a three-time Super Bowl champion with two MVP awards on his mantel.

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Mahomes is on pace to become one of the greatest professional athletes in the big four North American sports of the last 45 years. He still has a ways to go to really hit his full potential and really build out a legendary resume that would transcend professional football.

Where does Mahomes stack up against some of the other great athletes through their first seven seasons.

Patrick Mahomes

  • Super Bowls: 3
  • NFL MVPs: 2
  • Pro Bowls: 6

Tom Brady

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Tom Brady #12 talks to offensive coordinator Charlie Weis of the New England Patriots during the game against the Miami Dolphins at Pro Player Stadium on December 20, 2004 in Miami, Florida. (Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images))

  • Super Bowls: 3
  • NFL MVPs: 0
  • Pro Bowls: 3

The Mahomes-Tom Brady comparison is an interesting. Sure, their careers are a bit different since Mahomes didn’t give the ol’ Wally Pipp to Smith to start his career like Brady did to Drew Bledsoe eventually. Brady also won his first title in the first year he took over from Bledsoe.

However, Brady won his third Super Bowl ring in his fifth season but had three total rings through his first seven years. Both players won their third on back-to-back Super Bowl titles and the Chiefs were the first team to win in consecutive years since Brady’s 2003 and 2004 New England Patriots teams.

Peyton Manning

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Peyton Manning #18 of the Idianapolis Colts during game action against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on September 12, 2010 in Houston, Texas.

  • Super Bowls: 0
  • NFL MVPs: 2
  • Pro Bowls: 5

Peyton Manning was given the keys to the Indianapolis Colts franchise immediately in 1998 and he led the league in interceptions with 28 in his rookie year. But with more pieces around him as his career got going, the better he got.

In 2003 and 2004, he won the NFL MVP awards. However, he wouldn’t win a Super Bowl until Year 9 and by the time he retired he would only have two to his name,

Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls takes a foul shot during a NBA basketball game against the Washington Bullets on November 3, 1990 at Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

  • NBA championships: 1
  • NBA MVPs: 2
  • All-Stars: 7

Michael Jordan was arguably the greatest basketball player of all time but his NBA career didn’t start off with a championship. The Chicago Bulls didn’t make an NBA Finals appearance until the 1990-91 season against the Los Angeles Lakers. Jordan was already in his seventh year at that point.

The first title in 1991 was the first of Jordan’s three-peat with the Bulls. He would help them to three more titles at the end of his tenure in Chicago.

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Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant puts his hand on the NBA championship trophy at the end of the Los Angeles Lakers victory parade through downtown Los Angeles June 21, 2000. (VINCE BUCCI/AFP via Getty Images)

  • NBA championships: 3
  • NBA MVPs: 0
  • All-Stars: 5

The late Kobe Bryant is often talked about as one whose career rivaled Jordan. He got his first three rings with Shaquille O’Neal by his side and his last with Pau Gasol. The winning was done at two different times in Bryant’s career, much like Jordan’s.

Bryant had his three titles by Year 7, much like Mahomes. However, he had no MVPs on his resume which may be the most blasphemous thing about Bryant’s on-court career in retrospect.

LeBron James

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LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers jogs across the court during the game against the New Jersey Nets at Continental Airlines Arena on December 22, 2004 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

  • NBA championships: 0
  • NBA MVPs: 2
  • All-Stars: 6

LeBron James came into the NBA in the middle of Bryant’s NBA career and at the end of Jordan’s. He started with the Cleveland Cavaliers and was touted as the next big thing in basketball. James played up to that as he dragged several Cavaliers teams as far as he could but didn’t win his first ring until he was with the Miami Heat.

At season 21 with the Lakers, James has four titles to his credit. The window for him appears to be closing ever so slowly unless Los Angeles could pull off a miracle this season.

Derek Jeter

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Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees fields during Game Three of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves on October 26, 1999 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. (Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images)

  • World Series: 4
  • AL MVPs: 0
  • All-Stars: 4

Statistically, Derek Jeter probably wouldn’t be lauded but in the late 1990s and through the 2000s there probably wasn’t a player New York Yankees fans trusted more to either get a hit or make a big play to alter the course of the game. Now, who does that sound like?

Jeter won four World Series titles through his first seven years in the Bronx and picked up his fifth title in 2009.

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Wayne Gretzky

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Wayne Gretzky #99 of the Edmonton Oilers shakes hands with Greg Gilbert #17 of the New York Islanders after the Islanders defeated the Oilers in Game 4 of the 1983 Stanley Cup Finals on May 17, 1983 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images)

  • Stanley Cups: 2
  • Hart Trophies: 7
  • All-Stars: 6

He’s called "The Great One" for a reason and nobody’s resume probably would stack up against the top hockey player of all time. Gretzky spent his first few seasons with the Edmonton Oilers before he was eventually with the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers.

He started winning Hart Trophies at will to begin his career and then the Stanley Cup titles came too. He won four titles in two separate back-to-back stints – all for the Oilers. The final two game in 1987 and 1988.

How Patrick Mahomes' resume stacks up against the all-time great athletes through 7 seasons (2024)

FAQs

Who is Patrick Mahomes' half sister? ›

What is Patrick Mahomes' salary? ›

Mahomes inked a 10-year, $450 million extension with the Chiefs during the 2020 offseason. The three-time Super Bowl MVP and the team reworked the deal last September so that Mahomes would make $208.1 million from 2023-26.

How much is Patrick Mahomes worth? ›

For what it's worth, Forbes' most recent estimation for Mahomes is $59.3 million — a figure that almost certainly is out of date, considering it was last updated in May 2023. It lists him as having earned $39.3 million from his NFL salary and $20 million in endorsem*nt deals.

How many MvPs does Patrick Mahomes have? ›

Mahomes earned Super Bowl MVP in each of the Chiefs' wins in 2020, 2023 and 2024. He is one of only three players in NFL history to have received the award three times.

Is Jackson Mahomes Patrick Mahomes' half brother? ›

All about Jackson Mahomes' family

Pat Mahomes, a former MLB pitcher, and Randi Mahomes married in the 1990s, and during their time together, the Texas natives welcomed two children — Patrick, born in 1995, and Jackson, born in 2000. They divorced in 2006.

Is Patrick Mahomes' mother an athlete? ›

How big is Patrick Mahomes? ›

INJURIES
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Height, Weight6'2", 225 lbs
FromTyler, TX
CollegeTexas Tech
Experience7 Years
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Who is the highest paid QB? ›

Who is the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL? The Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow is currently the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, with an average annual salary of $55 million. His current contract has a total value of $275 million, with a total guaranteed amount of just about $219 million.

What did the Chiefs give up to get Patrick Mahomes? ›

Perhaps you remember that deal because the Chiefs selected quarterback Patrick Mahomes on that fateful day. The Chiefs moved up to 10th overall by sending their first-round pick that year (27th overall) to Buffalo, along with a 2017 third-round choice (No. 91 overall) and KC's 2018 first-round pick.

What businesses does Patrick Mahomes own? ›

What businesses does Patrick Mahomes own?
  • Whataburger. Few things represent the Lone Star State quite as much as a good burger. ...
  • Kansas City Royals. As the son of a former MLB player, baseball has always been in Mahomes' DNA. ...
  • Sporting KC. ...
  • Kansas City Current. ...
  • AirShare. ...
  • HyperIce. ...
  • Whoop.
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What does Patrick Mahomes do with his money? ›

Patrick Mahomes, who just won his third Super Bowl, signed the biggest deal in NFL history in 2020. As one of the brightest stars in the league, Mahomes makes tons of money both on and off the field. Mahomes has since invested in several sports teams, innovative sports technology, and restaurants.

Is Mahomes a millionaire? ›

Turning to his financial status, Mahomes boasts a net worth of $70 million, largely derived from his NFL earnings.

What ethnicity is Mahomes? ›

Mahomes is biracial. His father is Black and his mother is White. Mahomes attended Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas. He played football, baseball, and basketball.

How good is Patrick Mahomes? ›

According to Opta stats, he is the first player of all 4 major US sports leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL) to win the championship MVP award 3 times in the first seven seasons. In comparison to Brady, Mahomes has more playoff wins and AFC titles in his first 6 seasons as an NFL starter.

What nationality is Mahomes? ›

Patrick Mahomes (born September 17, 1995, Tyler, Texas, U.S.) is an American football quarterback who is one of the premier players in the National Football League (NFL).

How many biological siblings does Patrick Mahomes have? ›

Patrick's parents divorced in 2006. The champ has three siblings: younger brother Jackson Mahomes and younger half-sisters Mia Randall and Zoe Mahomes.

Do the Mahomes brothers have the same parents? ›

The boys grew up in Texas with their parents, Pat Mahomes and Randi Martin. Pat was a professional baseball player and pitched for six MLB teams, including the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets, while Randi worked as an event planner.

Who are Patrick Mahomes family members? ›

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback's support system includes his father, Pat Mahomes, his mother, Randi Martin, brother Jackson Mahomes and wife Brittany Mahomes. The couple share daughter Sterling and son Bronze, whom they welcomed in February 2021 and November 2022, respectively.

What nationality is Brittany Matthews? ›

Brittany Lynne Mahomes (née Matthews; born August 31, 1995) is an American sports team owner and retired soccer player who played as a forward for Icelandic club UMF Afturelding.

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