Tom Brady is a fantastic football player. Some people enjoy that statement, while others despise him for his ability to dominate the NFL for many years. Brady is currently the oldest active football player and holds most of the major quarterback records. Super Bowl LV will be Brady’s 10th appearance in a Super Bowl as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to challenge the defending champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Buccaneers winning the Super Bowl will be a massive statement, if achieved. Not only will it be their first Super Bowl appearance in 18 years, but they will also be the first team to be playing the Super Bowl in their home city. This has never happened in the first 54 Super Bowls. In addition, if they win, it will be a great slap in the face to the New England Patriots. People claimed that Brady and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belicheck were the reason for the Patriots’ success. Now Tom Brady has gone his first season without Belicheck over him and made it all the way to the Super Bowl. To win, it would add extra salt to the wound.
For the Chiefs, history is not here to help them, as their last Super Bowl win before 2020 was the 1970 Super Bowl, which was a 50-year gap. Only seven teams have been repeated Super Bowl champions, and the last one was nearly 16 years ago. There is still history to write for the Chiefs, but a lot of it is more team league-oriented achievements directly correlating with the Super Bowl.
Looking toward the Super Bowl, I undoubtedly have a bias for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It is not that I am a fan of the team, nor Brady specifically, but that I am witnessing history through Brady’s legacy. He leads in many quarterback records: most career wins, most regular season wins, most playoff wins, most Super Bowl MVP awards. The list goes on and on. This Sunday, Brady has the opportunity to make an additional mark on the league with a possible seventh Super Bowl. Some people do not want Brady to win because he has “won too much.” This is history in the making; we have been blessed with the opportunity to watch him continuously make history, history that may be finalized shortly, as his retirement may be soon.
Whether you are a Chiefs fan, a salty Patriots fan, or a general football supporter, there is no doubt that Brady made an impact on the NFL, bringing great talent, proving his worth and breaking multiple records. Some people are sick of him for winning too much, but athletes’ legacies are never over until they retire. For Brady, he still has history to keep writing.