Mahomes on discusses sharing 'Madden' cover with Brady
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Patrick Mahomes on sharing 'Madden 22' cover with Tom Brady: 'It was a mutual respect type of thing'

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers romped the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in February's Super Bowl LV, but there are no lingering hard feelings between Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes.

EA Sports revealed Brady and Mahomes as co-cover stars for "Madden 22" on Thursday morning.

In a corresponding interview with Complex, Mahomes was asked whether there was "some extra trash talk" with Brady while shooting the cover.

"No, there really wasn’t," the former league and Super Bowl MVP insisted. "We did do it in person. It was a mutual respect type of thing. And I was able to talk to him, and I got some tips from him about how he kind of transitioned from the beginning part of his career to where he is now. And I think it was cool to be able to talk to him in a setting like that, where it was just me and him without all our teams around."

Brady previously covered "Madden 18" and had this to say about returning alongside Mahomes (h/t People):  "It's been a great experience being on the cover of Madden NFL 22 with Patrick. We both share a love for the game of football and to be a part of this iconic franchise is very special."

Brady, of course, spent the first 20 years of his future Hall of Fame career as the quarterback of the New England Patriots, where the 43-year-old won a record six Super Bowl rings as well as earning three MVP nods. 

Brady departed New England in March 2020, and in his first season with a new team, he led the Bucs to their first championship since the 2002-03 season. He was also named the Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time.

Mahomes and the Chiefs were trying to become the first back-to-back Super Bowl winners since Brady's Patriots accomplished that feat in 2004 and '05.

Kansas City and Tampa Bay aren't scheduled to square off during the upcoming season, but a Super Bowl rematch wouldn't be surprising.

Megan Armstrong (@megankarmstrong) is a writer with previous work appearing in places such as Billboard, Bleacher Report, GQ and others. She's most interested in writing about people and how they live their lives, through the framework of music, entertainment and sports.

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