Ballin', Lifestyle, Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers win Super Bowl LV and Tom Brady is officially GOAT

words by: Matt Peng
Feb 8, 2021

If you watched Super Bowl LV last night, you witnessed a lot of history being made. Not only did Amanda Gorman make history by bringing poetry into the festivities as she announced the honorary captains of the game, Sarah Thomas also made history as she became the first female official to work the Super Bowl. And that’s all before we actually saw a tight end (Rob Gronkowski) who came out of retirement before the season started score twice, a former fourth overall pick that hit the waiver wire prove his abilities (Leonard Fournette), and a former star wide receiver with more drama than a soap opera (Antonio Brown) score a touchdown, as the battle between the confirmed GOAT and the highly praised talent of the next generation only lived up to expectations only on one side.

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by NFL (@nfl)

 

While Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs has a bright future ahead of him at the age of 25, he was schooled last night by the Bucs defense and a nearly perfect Brady. At the age of 43, Tom Brady still managed a whole bunch of records and firsts in his career to lead his team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to a Super Bowl title – the team’s second championship. Not only were the Buccaneers the first team to ever host a Super Bowl in their own stadium, they made sure they were the first team to win one in their house as well. Brady also became the oldest quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl after last night’s victory.

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by NFL (@nfl)

 

But more impressive is the fact that he has 7 rings, more than any other player and more than any single franchise in the NFL (the New England Patriots have 6, all won by Brady, and the Pittsburgh Steelers also have 6). After 10 Super Bowl appearances, last night’s first quarter was the first time Brady scored a touchdown in the first 15 minutes of the game and that TD throw was caught by none other than Rob Gronkowski. That scoring throw, and the following touchdown that Gronk would catch later on, were the 13th and 14th touchdowns in the postseason by the dynamic duo and helped them surpass Joe Montana and Jerry Rice for most postseason TDs by a QB-receiver combo in NFL history – not bad for an old man and someone that was retired less than a year ago. And to top it all off, Brady won his 5th Super Bowl MVP, more than any other player.

 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by NFL (@nfl)

 

There is no more room to argue that he’s the GOAT of the NFL and to top it all off, he announced he’s coming back next year.

 

Photo via Getty Images