Patrick Mahomes vs. Tom Brady: Who Will Come Out Victorious?
Updated: Nov 12, 2022
On Sunday, February 7th, 2021, the entire nation will be tuning in on CBS to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (led by future Hall-of-Famer and all-time great Tom Brady) play the Kansas City Chiefs (led by Super Bowl and Regular Season MVP Patrick Mahomes) in the 55th Super Bowl. Tampa Bay made the Super Bowl after capping off a victory off of Aaron Rogers and the Green Bay Packers after a tight game that stayed tight all the way till the very end. The Chiefs advanced after defeating the Buffalo Bills, led by Josh Allen, after a very rocky 0-9 start but then putting all Chiefs fans to relief when they started putting points up on the board like there was no tomorrow. Regardless of the obstacles each team had to encounter, they each fight for the chance to become world champions on Sunday night.
For years fans have had their doubts about Tom Brady and his ability as a player, given that he has had great players surrounding him his entire football career all the while being led by potential Hall-of-Fame coach Bill Belichick. The 2020-2021 NFL season had NFL fans watching Tom Brady attempt to silence all the backlash that doubted him as a player. In the beginning, it was rough for Tom Brady and Tampa Bay, but given he is going to his tenth Super Bowl and having to adjust to an entirely new team, there is no doubt that Tom Brady is the “GOAT.”
On the other side lies Patrick Mahomes, who in the 2020 offseason signed a half a billion-dollar deal with the Chiefs, making him the most expensive and paid player in professional sports history. There is a good reason for this. Mahomes is talented, nothing less of it. He has led the Chiefs to the past three AFC Championship games (something most NFL quarterbacks cannot even accomplish once) and two Super Bowls. If he continues to do this, he might even surpass Tom Brady, which is interesting given they are both playing in this Super Bowl. It can almost be seen as if Tom Brady is passing the torch to Mahomes at this very game - one great signing off and letting another future great come to life.
But, the real question comes to life: who will win the Super Bowl? The Chiefs have made the Super Bowl before, so they are no beginners to the pressure that awaits them. Nonetheless, even though Tom Brady has had his fair share of Super Bowl appearances, this Buccaneers team is relatively new to being in the Super Bowl. Mike Evans, wide receiver for Tampa Bay, was so not accustomed to winning that he didn’t even know that there was a ceremony for winning the NFC Championship and instead was heading straight to the locker room after the game. With this being said, the inexperience of being in the Super Bowl will not serve Tampa Bay well and is a big disadvantage for the team coming into this game.
Agreeing with what was previously mentioned, SportsLine stats specialist Stephen Oh has the Chiefs as a 55 percent favorite in the Super Bowl defeating Tampa Bay by a sim score of 28 to 26. However, a two-point difference still means it’s anybody’s game. Despite whichever team you think will win, one thing is for certain: it will be a close game that will go down to the wire.
With all that being said, grab your popcorn, grab your wings, and enjoy the two NFL great quarterbacks battling it out for the Lombardi Trophy. And just remember, this Super Bowl has big implications on the fate of Tom Brady’s career.