Super Bowl LV: QB battle for the ages

Ray Olivier

Anchor Staff

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February 7, 2021 could be the day that the greatest Super Bowl will ever be played. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will be heading down to Tampa Bay, FL to meet Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in a Super Bowl where, for the first time ever, a NFL team will be hosting the big game at their home stadium. Who would have thought when Raymond James Stadium was chosen to host Super Bowl LV that the Buccaneers would be representing the NFC in the season's biggest game on their own turf.

In his twenty-first season in the NFL, Tom Brady was able to lead his new team to his 10th Super Bowl. A truly unbelievable accomplishment, football fans will be treated to what is shaping up to be the game of the century.

Patrick Mahomes is the next best quarterback to take over the league and he has done so effortlessly. In his first three full seasons as a starting quarterback, Mahomes has led his team to the Super Bowl each of the last three seasons, as well as throwing 50 touchdowns in his first season as a starter.

With these two men set to go head-to-head next Sunday the NFL is in a position to capitalize on an entertaining game. Brady’s notorious history of winning paired with Mahomes’ surge to the top of the list when it comes to the NFL’s best players is going to create a narrative that will leave fans perplexed on whom to cheer for.

These two teams met in week 12 where the Chiefs were able to edge out the Bucs 27-24. This matchup between the two teams is an excellent reference to look at if fans want to know what to expect in this game. Although Patrick Mahomes threw for 450+ yards and Tyreek Hill was able to haul in 269 of those yards from Mahomes the Buccaneers were able to keep themselves in the game.

On rare occasions does Tom Brady ever allow a team he is playing for to be out of a game but his reputation for late-game comebacks and clutch performances can allow Bucs fans to be at ease because they can at least account for their quarterback to do whatever he can to keep them in the game.

The Chiefs offense has, until the AFC Championship game, seemed to be out of sync. Fortunately for Chiefs fans they put on an offensive explosion against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday.

Whether or not Kansas City gets off to a hot start, football fans should expect a Super Bowl that will be decided by the last few moments of the game.

This will be the second time the two quarterbacks have had a meeting in the playoffs. The first in 2018 when Brady took the New England Patriots into Arrowhead Stadium and beat Mahomes and the Chiefs in an overtime thriller that sent the Patriots to Super Bowl LIII. If that AFC Championship game between Mahomes and Brady is any indication of how next Sunday’s game will go then NFL fans will be on the edge of their seats taking in a quarterback battle for the ages.


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