Tom Brady put on a dominant show of accuracy and power to steer his Tampa Bay Buccaneers team to a comfortable victory of 31 – 9 over the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday.
This victory extends the 43-year-old’s record to seven Super Bowl titles, even as his team came face-to-face with the sport’s upcoming future NFL superstar, 25-year-old Patrick Mahomes.
Despite the Kansas City Chiefs’ efforts to defend their title, Brady threw a total of three touchdown passes – two of those to his former New England Patriots teammate, Rob ‘Gronk’ Gronkowski, who succeeded in securing the touchdown.
The Bucs eased home at full time to take the victory with a total of four touchdowns from Antonio Brown, Leonard Fournette and Gronkowski; a trio of Brady’s former teammates that were reportedly brought into Tampa Bay by Bucs management upon his request.
Brady became the oldest player to participate in the biggest and most popular sporting event in the United States while also extending his record Super Bowl appearances to 10. He also joins Peyton Manning as the only quarterback to win the title with two different teams.
The first with his former New England Patriots team, where he formed the NFL’s most successful quarterback-coach partnership with Bill Belichick, and this year with Tampa Bay’s coach Bruce Arians saying that Brady was “the missing piece” we can be undoubtedly certain that he in fact is the greatest of all time.
For the Kansas City Chiefs, however, it seemed like all the weight of the team was riding on the young shoulders of Patrick Mahomes, who had become the youngest player to win the Super Bowl and the NFL MVP award. The 25-year-old is undoubtedly the most exciting talent of a new era of athletic quarterbacks.
But when the ‘Kid’ came face to face with the ‘GOAT’ it was clear that Mahomes had a long way to go, even though he steered the Chiefs back to the big game and followed through with some exceptional plays.