When elite quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes play against each other for the sixth time, it could represent the final meeting between the 45-year-old Brady, who briefly retired during the offseason, and the 27-year-old Mahomes.
This weekend’s Kansas City Chiefs-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game also is a matchup of the NFL’s two highest off-the-field earners.
Brady will make $45 million off the field in 2022, and Mahomes was slated to earn $22 million, according to Forbes.
Brady has more than double the off-the-field revenue of Mahomes, the NFL’s next-best pitchman. Brady’s lucrative long-term endorsement deals include FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange, and Hertz rental cars.
He also has founded or co-founded five companies: nutrition and training brand TB12, the Autograph NFT outfit, his own clothing line, a film and TV content company called 199 Productions and another media company he launched with Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra called Religion of Sports.
Like Brady, Mahomes is a popular spokesperson. His list of companies includes Adidas, Coors Light, Oakley, Head & Shoulders, State Farm, Bose, DIRECTV, Electronic ArtsEA -0.7%, BioSteel, Essentia Water, GEHA, CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Whoop, Hyperice, Airshare and Hy-Vee.