Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes Age Difference: Comparing the Birth Years of the Super Bowl LV Quarterbacks

by Halle Ames
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Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes may go down as some of the best quarterbacks of all time, but their ages are worth noting. The 18-year difference between the two athletes is the greatest age difference among starting quarterbacks in Super Bowl history.

Tom Brady is well into his prime at the age of 43. However, some argue Brady’s best days have come and gone. 

Tom Brady was born the only son to Galynn and Tom Brady Sr. However, Tommy, as the family refers to him, has three older sisters, Maureen, Nancy, and Julie. However, in 1977, many notable events happened besides the birth of a GOAT.

On the other hand, Patrick Mahomes is a young bull whose career in the NFL has just started. The 25-year-old quarterback already has a sizable trophy case for just being drafted in 2017. 

Patrick Mahomes is the son of Randi Martin and MLB pitcher Patrick Mahomes Sr. The athlete has a younger, but taller brother named Jackson and a younger sister named Mia. 

At an early age, Patrick’s father tried to ease him towards baseball, but Mahomes couldn’t be swayed. In fact, in 2002, when Mahomes was in kindergarten, he was watching Tom Brady win his first Super Bowl. That is the age difference between this match up. 

As for 1995, Brady was enjoying his senior year of high school and his freshman year playing football at the University of Michigan, while Patrick Mahomes was rocking diapers.

To compare the two legends, you must know a little about when they were born. 

Events

1977: Jimmy Carter was sworn in office as the 39th President of the United States. New York City experienced a massive city-wide blackout for 25 hours. Two Boeing 747 airliners collided, killing 583 people, making it the worst accident in aviation history. The Son of Sam serial killer, David Berkowitz, is arrested.  

1995: DVDs were invented. O.J. was found not guilty. Bill Gates is named the richest man in the world with a net worth of $12.9 billion. The Oklahoma City Bombing took place in April, resulting in 168 deaths.

Sports

1977: The New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games to win the World Series after Reggie Jackson hits three home runs. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Minnesota Vikings 32-14 to win the Super Bowl. Fred Biletnikoff was named the game’s MVP. As for the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens won their third Stanley Cup in a row after defeating the Boston Bruins. The Portland Trail Blazer beat the Philadelphia 76ers to win the NBA Finals.

1995: The San Francisco 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers 49 to 26 for their fifth Super Bowl title. The Houston Rockets smashed the Orlando Magic in four games for the NBA Final. Michael Jordan also returned to the NBA. In the NHL, the New Jersey Devil defeated the Detroit Red Wings in a sweep of four games as well. It was the first Stanley Cup win for the Devils. In addition, the Atlanta Braves won the World Series in six games to the Cleveland Indians. The 232-day MLB strike also ended after a proposed salary cap. 

Music

1977: Elvis Presley died at the age of 42. Rod Stewart tops the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles chart with “Tonight’s the Night.” In addition, other hit songs include “Rich Girl” by Daryl Hall and John Oates, “Evergreen” by Barbra Streisand, and “Dancing Queen” by ABBA.

1995: TLC topped charts with their song, “Creep.” Other songs like “Take a Bow” by Madonna and “This How We Do It” by Montell Jordan also were hits. The Grammy awards also named “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal the Song of the Year. In addition, Mariah Carey’s song “Fantasy” was a fan favorite. 

Movies

1977: The original Star War movie hit theaters in addition to King Kong, Rocky, and Smokey and the Bandit. Also, the nine-time Emmy winning show Roots first aired on TV. 

1995: Tom Brady was probably taking girls on dates to see Batman Forever, which hit theatres. Apollo 13, Pocahontas, and Pixar’s huge success of Toy Story, also came out this year. Patrick Mahomes probably wasn’t able to enjoy these movies for another six years.

Toys

As for toys the two athletes wanted from Santa, they probably weren’t always asking for footballs. These are the top toys that came out in the despective years for Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes.

1977: Vintage Easy Bake Oven for $11. Hot Wheel Track and Cars for $3.44, Toy GI Joe $9.66. Hungry Hungry Hippos $7.44. Eight Track Portable Music Player $24.99. Rock em Sock em Robots $8.89.

1995: PlayStation hit the United States. Game Boy system $179.99. Godzilla and Fighting Ship for $24.99. Nerf Max Force RazorBeast $25.99. Real Sound Workbench for $19.99.

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