Patrick Mahomes isn’t chasing Tom Brady – he’s chasing Michael Jordan

Posted on February 6, 2021Categories NFL, SportTags , ,

Tom Brady is a ruthless and brilliant winner. But his opposing number in Sunday’s Super Bowl is on track to redefine the sport Here is a list of all the quarterbacks who have led their teams to back-to-back Super Bowl wins within their first three years as an NFL starter: Tom Brady. That’s it. That’s the list. On Sunday, Patrick Mahomes has a chance to match Brady’s historic feat. But here’s the thing about Mahomes: he is already on a … Continue reading “Patrick Mahomes isn’t chasing Tom Brady – he’s chasing Michael Jordan”

Tom Brady, the Super Bowl and the aging athlete’s mind-body problem

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Like the Buccaneers quarterback, I played well into my 40s. But eventually you have to confront a future in which your physical skills are no longer enough Professional athletes are mayflies. The mayfly rises magnificently into the air on translucent wings, only to die within 24 hours. According to the NFL Players’ Association, the league average playing career lasts 3.3 years. That’s not long considering the many years of grueling daily training, various physical injuries, and social sacrifices athletes endure … Continue reading “Tom Brady, the Super Bowl and the aging athlete’s mind-body problem”