Classic game, "classy" gesture afterward. When the Patriots beat the Chiefs in overtime to reach the Super Bowl, Tom Brady made an unusual move in regard to opposing quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Reporter Jeff Darlington of ESPN tweeted that "Brady just quietly approached a security guard waiting outside the Chiefs' locker room—and asked if he could see Patrick Mahomes." Then "Brady was escorted into a room where he spoke briefly with him. A very clear display of respect from one incredible quarterback to another."
Each QB led their teams to clutch scoring drives late in the game, with Mahomes bringing his team downfield in the final 40 seconds to secure the field goal that sent the contest into overtime. USA Today sees Brady's move as a "classy" gesture toward Mahomes. Brady is 41 and Mahomes is "the league's youngest star" at 23, per Sports Illustrated. (In the NFC championship, a no-call devastated the Saints.)