Tom Brady was already undisputed as the greatest quarterback to ever play the game before the 2020 season, but he still managed to add to his already legendary résumé in his first year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After leading his team to an 11-5 record during the regular season and three straight road playoff games, Brady capped the year with another championship.
The Buccaneers dominated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55, winning with a final score of 31-9 to capture the organization’s second Vince Lombardi Trophy. For Brady, meanwhile, the trophy is number seven: he already won six with the Patriots, and now added one in Tampa Bay as well.
As a result of this, Brady is now essentially the most successful franchise in the NFL. No team has won more than six Super Bowls, with New England and Pittsburgh Steelers holding the record for most championships. Brady now has his seventh now, and he earned it by playing some impressive football: the 43-year-old completed 21 of 29 pass attempts for 201 yards and three touchdowns — two of which to fellow ex-Patriot Rob Gronkowski.
Brady’s Kansas City counterpart, meanwhile, struggled. Playing behind a decimated offensive line and against a defense that fully took advantage, Patrick Mahomes had one of the worst games of his career by completing just 26 of 49 throws for 270 yards as well as a pair of interceptions.
The Patriots, meanwhile, will host Brady and world champion Buccaneers in the 2021 regular season.