During an interview a few days ago, the former NFL QB and current analyst stated that Patrick Mahomes would have zero shot in surpassing Tom Brady for greatest of all-time if the Kansas City Chiefs don’t take down the Tampa Bay Bucs.
“This game is bigger than people realize,” Romo said Thursday on a media Zoom call. “Twenty, 30, 40, 50 years from now, this is the game people are going to go back to.”
“I think it’s a legacy game, I really do,” Romo said. “(It’s) one of the great matchups in sports history. This matchup right here is what you talk about with your friends.”
“LeBron James is chasing Michael Jordan. He’s been his entire career,” Romo said. “Jordan set the bar so high. LeBron has to be so amazing to get in the discussion, and he is. Somehow, he’s put himself in that discussion. The fact that Patrick Mahomes is somehow even remotely in this discussion (with Brady) shows you how amazing this guy is.”
“This is the biggest game Patrick Mahomes will ever play in for the rest of his career,” Romo said. “It’s the only way to catch Tom Brady. He has to win this game. If he loses this game, he cannot catch Tom Brady, in my opinion.”
Those comments rubbed Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless the wrong way. Sharpe thinks Mahomes would have plenty of time to make that argument, win or lose.
Skip took it a step further as he felt offended by Romo’s comments:
“I am equally offended by this statement for an incredibly different reason than you just gave,” Bayless said to Sharpe. “After Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl, in his first year of starting for the New England Patriots, did anybody, anywhere on planet Earth say, ‘Oh, he’s coming for Joe Montana.’ Did anybody think or say that?’”
“Tony Romo is disqualifying and rendering irrelevant Tom Brady’s body of work,” Bayless wrote. “How can we even put Patrick Mahomes in this conversation? I’m offended. How can you say Patrick Mahomes projects into winning six, seven Super Bowls?”
Bayless even took it s tep further and called Mahomes ‘overhyped.’
“Patrick Mahomes is overhyped because he throws left-handed, no-look, under-handed and behind his back passes,” Bayless said. “He is a highlight hype machine. He played in one Super Bowl and by his hype standards, he stunk in it.”
The young phenom QB will have yet another shot to shut his haters up next Sunday.
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