The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs last night in Super Bowl 55, marking Tom Brady’s seventh Super Bowl victory.
Tampa Bay defeated Kansas City 31-9 on their home turf at Raymond James stadium.
Brady’s Super Bowl History
Last night’s championship was Brady’s tenth Super Bowl appearance, the most in NFL history. He also won his fifth Super Bowl MVP following Super Bowl 55, another NFL record. No one is even trailing behind him with four MVPs, and there is only one player with three.
Brady is breaking records left and right in the league, right down to his age. At 43, he is the oldest player competing for the Lombardi Trophy. During his time in the Super Bowl, he completed an astonishing 277 passes, threw for 3,039 yards, and scored 21 touchdown passes.
Tom Brady is the 1st player in NFL history to win a Super Bowl and throw 50 TD* in the same season.
*includes playoffs pic.twitter.com/infVHxxh2u
— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) February 8, 2021
Super Bowl 55
Before the Bucs, Brady was with the New England Patriots for 20 years. He signed with Tampa Bay on a two-year contract in March and had to adjust to a new team and coach staffing amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fans were excited to see the competition between the quarterbacks from differing generations. We had chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes out of the 2017 NFL draft vs Tom Brady, who is in his 21st season with the league.
However, Mahomes was no match for the veteran. Brady finished the game with three touchdowns and completed 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards, whereas Mahomes didn’t score and ended the game with 26 of 49 for 270 passing yards.
“I’m just really proud of all the guys. I’m proud of all the coaches, the effort we put in. We were playing a great football team tonight and we got the job done. If you want to get this far, you’ve got to get the job done. And we did it.” – Brady in the post-game press conferences
Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski talks reuniting with Brady.
Brady highlights his team, explaining that the team wouldn’t have been able to reach success without the work ethic of players like Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Antonio Brown.