“Super Bowl is the Super Bowl. Being able to go up against one of the greatest if not the greatest quarterback of all time in his 150th Super Bowl, it’s going to be a great experience for me,” Mahomes said with a light tone.
The Super Bowl is SET! pic.twitter.com/EgW0gETwrB
— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 25, 2021
Tom Brady and Bucs won three playoff games on the road to secure their spot in Super Bowl LV, which will be played in their home stadium in Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the first team to play a Super Bowl at home. Brady played one of his greatest halves of playoff-football in the first half against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Brady struggled terribly (3 INTs) in the second half, but the Bucs held on to their early lead to advance with a 31-26 victory in Lambeau.
Patrick Mahomes was in kindergarten when Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl.
Now Mahomes will face Brady for the title 19 years later 🏆 pic.twitter.com/JKk7WefNBv
— ESPN (@espn) January 25, 2021
No Debate: Brady is the G.O.A.T.
Although it does feel like TB12 is about to play in his 150th Super Bowl, it is actually his 10th Super Bowl in his 19th season as a starter. At age 43, Brady is going to be the oldest player to play in a Super Bowl and he is not going to play he is going to play the most important position. Brady has played in almost 20% of all the Super Bowls at this point.
2001 Season | 2020 Season @Patriots | @Buccaneers
Tom Brady heads into his 10th Super Bowl. 55th NFL Super Bowl and Bradys played in 10. That means brady has played in almost 20% of the NFL Super Bowls.
Thats equivalent to 1 in every 5 Super Bowls.
Mind blowing. pic.twitter.com/UHFcwJlYIg
— Patriots Insight (@InsightPatriots) January 25, 2021
The sheer amount of stats and records that Brady holds in the playoffs and the regular season is absolutely ridiculous, and he has as many NFC Championships as the great Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. He has more playoff wins over NFC opponents than nine NFC teams, Brees and Russell Wilson. There is no longer a conversation about who the greatest of all time is anymore. If you are trying to argue for anyone other than Brady, stop — quit while you’re ahead.
"For anyone that thought Tom Brady wasn't the greatest ever, that chapter is closed. That conversation is over."
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) January 25, 2021
Mahomes is a Young G.O.A.T. (Kid) in the Making
Brady Be Like pic.twitter.com/N2KDIXQ0KN
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) January 25, 2021
Brady is the undisputed G.O.A.T. of the NFL and will be for many years to come. Well, it may not be for that long, especially if the “Kid” (baby goat) can knock him off in Super Bowl LV. Mahomes is already being talked about as one of the greatest to play the position and he is only 25. Mahomes already has a league MVP, a Super Bowl MVP, and signed the largest contract in sports history. He does things with the football that were unseen before he got into the league. If Mahomes stays healthy enough to play well into his 30s and is able to keep up the level of play that he has already achieved, then by the time he retires we will have a new debate over the G.O.A.T.
Your Super Bowl LV QB matchup… pic.twitter.com/qyfWvCmed3
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) January 25, 2021
The Goat and the Kid
The Goat and the Kid have met in the playoffs before and Brady led an overtime drive to capture a 37-31 victory for the 2019 AFC Championship and New England’s third straight Super Bowl appearance. The game was an instant classic where the QBs combined for 643 passing yards and four TDs. The Patriots went on to win their record-tying sixth Super Bowl.
The Chiefs won the Super Bowl the next year behind some incredible quarterback play of Mahomes. And now, the winning QBs of the past two Super Bowls meet for a chance to cement their legacy in the biggest game against each other.
Patrick Mahomes is adding to a STACKED resume
➖ Super Bowl champ
➖ Super Bowl MVP
➖ 2 AFC titles
➖ 3x Pro Bowl
➖ First-Team All-Pro
➖ 50 TDs in one season
➖ First QB with three 10-point comebacks in one postseason
➖ Biggest contract in NFL history
He's only 25 pic.twitter.com/rcQon3TJ5b
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 25, 2021
What Would a Loss Mean?
A loss by Brady and the Bucs would not tarnish his status as the greatest to play the sport but it would mean that Mahomes already has two rings (back-to-back) at the age of 25. What Brady did this year is already mind-blowing impressive. Honestly, who leaves a franchise they have been with for 20 years and takes the least-winning franchise (Bucs’ regular-season winning percentage — 0.393) to the Super Bowl in the first year with the team? A loss at this point in the season to the No. 1 team in the NFL would not be a let-down in the slightest bit, but it would mean Mahomes has a head-to-head win over Brady on the biggest stage.
Patrick Mahomes 1st 3 years as a starting QB: 50 TD season, MVP, SB Champ, SB MVP, chance to win back-to-back SBs 😳
Is that… good? pic.twitter.com/5vPZAhDJjq
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 25, 2021
A loss by Mahomes and the Chiefs would make their season seem much less impressive. The Chiefs were the preseason favorites to win the Super Bowl again this season. The Chiefs cruised to capture the NFL’s best record and are still the favorite to win it all. With expectations of a Super Bowl victory from everyone around the league, including themselves, a loss would be a huge disappointment. A loss by the Chiefs would also mean Brady would have his seventh ring, which makes catching him seem virtually impossible. It was unheard of before Brady for a QB to play into their 40s and it still seems crazy for anyone after him to want, and be able to do it again.
Times They Are a-Changin’
Will the torch be passed from Brady to Mahomes? Or, will Brady cement his legacy as not only the greatest football player of all time but also one of the greatest athletes of all time? Whatever happens, NFL betting fans around the globe are in for a treat on Feb. 7 when the Bucs take on the Chiefs for the Lombardi Trophy. There will no doubt be some amazing plays from both Brady and Mahomes and it will be on the defense to make some plays to help their teams win.
Who do you got? The seasoned-vet who seems to find ways to redefine the position with his heady-play, or the young-blood who is literally changing the sport in front of our eyes with his dynamic playmaking ability. Personally, I think we are set up to see the new “chosen one” emerge as the NFL’s next G.O.A.T. in the making. As Bob Dylan’s classic-hit single said back in 1964, Times They Are a-Changin’, and Mahomes is the future of the NFL.
Brady and Mahomes playing in the Super Bowl ⏳ pic.twitter.com/fbiK9SczpM
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 25, 2021