Brady, who has won 7 Super Bowls, taught Mahomes that success is not measured in monetary or personal terms, but in the collective good.
The key for Tom Brady was putting the collective good first.
Mahomes revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that the most important lesson he learned from Brady was putting the collective good before the staff. “I’ve followed Tom’s model over the years to understand how he managed to be so successful.”
Brady, a role model for Mahomes
Mahomes has taken this lesson to heart and shown that he is willing to follow Brady’s model. Focusing on the team more than himself.
The young Chiefs quarterback has stated, “I’m not looking to be the highest-paid quarterback in the league, I want to be paid fairly and for the Chiefs to have the resources under the salary cap for us to build a championship team every year.”
The Future of the NFL
Mahomes’ attitude could mark a shift in how success is perceived in the NFL. By following Brady’s lead, Mahomes is demonstrating that a player’s true value is not measured in his salary, but in his contribution to the team and the sport as a whole.