Two years ago when Tom Brady held up the Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Rams, I figured, “yeah there's no way he's winning again, right?”
Well, fast forward two years, and oops, I did it again!
When it comes to Tom Brady playing on the biggest stage in sports, never underestimate his chances.
In many ways, I will look back on the 2020 season as one of the greatest achievements in a career that to me is the greatest of any single NFL quarterback in the history of the sport.
Remember the offseason narratives. Tom Brady left the place he called home for 19 seasons. He left a situation where all he did was win and win consistently.
Could he win with a team with a losing record just one year ago? Would he be able to have playoff success without Bill Belichick at his side?
With three road playoff wins, including victories over future Hall-of-Famers Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers, I am left wondering if anybody is still questioning Tom Brady’s decision to leave the New England Patriots?
I think the play of Brady and the Buccaneers in getting to Super Bowl LV speaks for itself.
On the other sideline in Super Bowl LV, the play of Patrick Mahomes and the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs is nothing short of jaw dropping.
The Chiefs have the best player in football. With the dynamic offense of Mahomes, Tyrek Hill and Travis Kelce, touchdowns are a must and no lead is safe.
And Mahomes is playing for something more in Super Bowl LV. His career has only just begun. He's off to a record-setting start, and no matter what happens on Sunday, rest assured he as more Super Bowls to go and win.
That said, there's a good chance this will be the only Mahomes vs. Brady Super Bowl matchup.
If Mahomes wants to eventually be at Brady’s level, he has to keep winning the Lombardi Trophy.
It's a very high bar and it’s asking a lot, but guess what, that's what happens when you start playing with the big boys.
Tom Brady has won six Super Bowls, he's been to ten. If the goal is to eventually eclipse Brady, you might as well start by beating Brady.
This matchup features, as Michael Irvin told me on WFAN, “the old G.O.A.T vs. the new G.O.A.T"
It's not perfect from a technical standpoint, but sometimes you just gotta roll with it. And speaking of rolling, I'm rolling with the old G.O.A.T. one last time on Sunday.
I'll go against the grain and the best player in football. Tampa Bay plus the points and on the Moneyline.
Let's get nuts!