Super Bowl LV arguably has one of the most intriguing quarterback matchups of all time with Brady, who is in his first year with the Buccaneers after spending 20 seasons — and winning six Super Bowls — with the New England Patriots, and Mahomes, who in his fourth season aims to become the youngest starting quarterback to win multiple Super Bowl titles.
Mahomes and the Chiefs also are looking to become the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls since Brady and the Patriots won Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX in the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
“As I continue in my career, I am still trying to do whatever I can to watch the tape on him,” said Mohamed, Super Bowl MVP of last year, from Brady this week. “Because he is doing it the right way, and you can tell by how many Super Bowl championships he has, and the rings on his fingers.”
Super Bowl LV is the first Super Bowl to win each of the two new Super Bowls between the first fourths. In two of the first four career seasons, Mahomes will join Brady as the only starting quarterback to be awarded the Super Bowl. If Brady wins, with a seventh Super Bowl title, he will distance himself further from the rest. He has won six only players; Sunday will be the only one.
This is the first Super Bowl between quarterbacks, each winner of a minimum of one Associated Press MVP and one Super Bowl MVP prize in advance of the match.
“I really admire Patrick for the kind of player he is,” Brady, a four-time Super Bowl MVP and three-time regular-season MVP, said to reporters this week. “He has great command of his team. I know his teammates love playing with him. He’s got great charisma. I think when I see Patrick, I see someone who, you know, none of these moments are too big for him.”
Since then, more has happened and the fact that soccer has worked for both quarters of the case is a serious underestimation. But is the last time these two – a known all-time great versus a native one – would Super Bowl LV theoretically go against each other? Not so quickly.
“They said that the last game that we played was going to be the last time that we played, so I’m sure he’ll have something to say about that, trying to make Super Bowls, and I’ll be trying to make more, too,” Mahomes said this week. “I’m definitely excited for this opportunity to go up against him and against that team. It’s going to be a great game. I’m glad that we’re back in this game and getting a chance to win another Super Bowl.”
Brady, who said he would play till he was 45, was asked on Monday if he could play above the current norm.
“Yeah, definitely,” Brady said. “I would definitely consider that. It’s a physical sport and just the perspective I have on that is you never know, kind of, when that moment is just because it’s a contact sport. There’s a lot of training that goes into it. It has to be 100% commitment from myself to keep doing it.”