The Kansas City Chiefs legends have both left an indelible mark on the franchise.

Patrick Mahomes and Joe Montana.

Patrick Mahomes has already cemented himself as one of the best quarterbacks the sport of football has ever seen. After his third Super Bowl triumph in February, many have begun to utter his name as arguably the greatest of all-time, with only Tom Brady standing in his way.

There’s still one other quarterback Mahomes must reach in terms of Super Bowl wins: Joe Montana. Montana won four Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers before being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs for his last couple of seasons.


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LeBron James gives Patrick Mahomes rare compliment alongside Stephen Curry

Is Patrick Mahomes already at Joe Montana’s level?

Although Montana still has the edge in Super Bowls, Mahomes’ first six seasons as a starter are insane compared to Montana’s.

This should come with the caveat that Montana played in a different era of football. The running game had a much bigger emphasis, and wide receivers and tight ends weren’t as athletically gifted and impactful in the passing game as they are now.

Still, it’s incredible to see what Mahomes has accomplished to start his career on paper. It’s only a matter of time before Mahomes breaks most of Montana’s records, which says much more about the 28-year-old than the legendary Montana.

Montana is one of the greatest to ever do it, yet Mahomes is surpassing the best quarterbacks the game has ever seen with each passing season.