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NFL great Warren Moon lowers temperature on Patrick Mahomes-Tom Brady comparisons: ‘It’s a bit too early’

Patrick Mahomes could win his third Super Bowl ring with the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend, earning him comparisons to perhaps the greatest NFL player of all time, Tom Brady.

There are similarities. If Mahomes wins, it will be his third ring in seven NFL seasons. Brady also won the same number of rings over seven seasons. If the Chiefs win, Mahomes will win his third title for the Chiefs. It’s the same way Brady won in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) and running back Jerick McKinnon (1) stretch during practice on February 7, 2024 in Henderson, Nevada. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mahomes stopped short of putting himself in that category, saying he still has a ways to go before he reaches the level Brady reached during his NFL career.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon echoed Mahomes’ thoughts in an interview with Fox News Digital on the radio row at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas ahead of Super Bowl III on Sunday.

“He’s right. He won’t even reach half with three,” Moon said. “I think we’re just creatures of the moment. We’re always looking for the next big star. And it makes sense to start making comparisons, but it’s a little bit difficult to make those comparisons. It’s too early.”

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman Jr. (right) photographs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during Super Bowl III opener in Las Vegas on February 5, 2024. . (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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“I think Patrick is smart enough to figure that out. But if he plays as long as Tom Brady, he’s probably going to win that many more games. I don’t know if he’s going to play that long. Tom played 23 years. That’s a long time.” He’s been playing a long time. There aren’t many players who play that long.”

Moon spoke to Fox News Digital on behalf of the NFL Alumni Association.

The former Houston Oilers star quarterback is helping lead the “Gear Up, Tennessee!” In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Health, we are helping people stay healthy and get the latest information on vaccinations to fight influenza, RSV, COVID-19, and shingles.

Warren Moon in 2022

Former Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon (Brian Lin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The alumni association also launched a campaign in partnership with the Better Business Bureau Heart of Texas Education Foundation to help educate youth and young entrepreneurs about building successful businesses.

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