This was Brady's first year with Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he crushed it!
Tom Brady has certainly taken things up by a notch or two during a pandemic. He won the Super Bowl at the age of 43, in his first year with his new team: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and created history by being part of the first team to appear in a Super Bowl in its home stadium He scored 31-9 against defending champion Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium, reports CNN. This is his seventh championship win. This year's NFL season was unlike any other with 24,835 spectators and around 30,000 cardboard cutouts of fans attending the Super Bowl LV.
Tom Brady Earns 7th Ring as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win Super Bowl 2021 https://t.co/6NalVOPDxW— People (@people) February 8, 2021
Brady, who shows no signs of slowing down, has won the Vince Lombard trophy for the seventh time which is more than any NFL team. His former team the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots have six wins each in their names. In the history of the NFL, no quarterback has won more than four Super Bowls or even played in more than five, according to The Guardian. This was Brady's 10th Super Bowl appearance, which is also a record in itself. When asked about where this historic victory ranked, Brady simply said, "I'm not making any comparisons."
"Being down here and experiencing it with this group of guys is -- every year is amazing, and this team is world champions forever. You can't take it away from us. Thank you guys. Thank you all," he continued. The 43-year-old champion was also named Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time in his career, making him the only player to receive this honor. During his performance, Brady completed 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards which ended in three touchdowns and had no interceptions. Rob Gronkowski, who had come out of his retirement after playing with the Patriots, reunited with Brady and it ended with two of those touchdowns.
Fantastic game to watch. Our guys were tight!!! Proud to watch this amazing game. We need this in this town. Its been a crazy year. Thank you Bucs! 🏈❤🏈❤🏈❤— Mick Santiago (@MickSantiago3) February 8, 2021
The Brady-Gronkowski duo has given NFL fans 12 touchdown receptions in the postseasons, over the past few years, surpassing Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. At the end of the game, both players revealed their plans of not retiring anytime soon. Gronkowski shared that he will be a free agent. Even 68-year-old Bruce Arians, who became the oldest head coach to ever win a Super Bowl, plans on staying. "This really belongs to our coaching staff and our players," expressed Arians. "This is your trophy. I didn't do a damn thing. You guys won this game, alright? You came together as a band of brothers and you made it happen. So proud of all of you."
Yeah😂He’s just a great player.— 𝕊𝕝𝕚𝕞❤︎ (@WoahzSlim) February 8, 2021
Apart from his win at this age, the fact that Brady achieved the trophy with a new team after spending 20 seasons with the Patriots (and winning his first six Super Bowls with head coach Bill Belichick) is an achievement. He switched teams during the pandemic and was unable to practice with his new team until July 29. Due to the strict protocols surrounding COVID-19, there weren't the usual opportunities for teammates to bond and there were preseason games. But this didn't prevent him from winning. Although the team lost to the Chiefs at home during Week 12, they got their head back in the game and didn't lose again. "I'm so proud of all these guys down here, everything we dealt with all year," expressed Brady.
There should be a Tom Brady trophy at this point!— Erika Smiley (@ErikaSmiley7) February 8, 2021
"We had a rough month of November but BA had all the confidence in us. The team had a lot of confidence. We came together at the right time. I think we knew this was going to happen, didn't we? We ended up playing our best game of the year," he added. Unfortunately, for last season's Super Bowl MVP, it wasn't a good day. "Obviously I didn't play the way I wanted to play," said Patrick Lavon Mahomes, who threw two interceptions, was sacked three times, and had no touchdowns. "What else can you say? All you can do is leave everything you have on the field, and I feel like the guys did that. They were the better team today. They beat us pretty good, the worst that I think I have been beaten in a long time."