Winning On One Leg
Another reason why Mahomes will be better than Brady is that he drags his team through adversity, both in terms of deficits and how own personal injuries. His performance against the Bengals in the 2023 AFC Championship game was extraordinary because Mahomes entered the game with a high ankle sprain. Most analysts didn’t expect him to start but Mahomes showed amazing character.
He threw for 326 yards with two touchdowns in one of the most important performances of his career. Furthermore, he helped seal the Chiefs’ spot in his third Super Bowl. He then repeated the feat in Super Bowl LVII when he aggravated the ankle injury yet again late in the second quarter. Brady had countless fantastic moments too, but his game was more relentless than dramatic. He never seemed to be hurt enough to need to fight through injury. Mahomes makes all the the difference in exciting ways (via ESPN).