Patrick Mahomes is returning to the Super Bowl for the second consecutive season, and will now the shot at revenge from the man who eliminated his team in the 2019 AFC Championship game.
He will have the opportunity to become just the seventh quarterback to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles. In order to accomplish that feat, Mahomes is only going to have to beat the greatest quarterback of all time in Tom Brady — who is going to start his NFL record 10th Super Bowl.
Mahomes admitted it feels like Brady has played in more than just 10 league championship games, as he joked about it after the game.
Patrick Mahomes on facing Tom Brady in the Super Bowl: “To go up against one of the greatest, if not the greatest quarterback of all-time in his 150th Super Bowl is gonna be a great experience.” 😂
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 25, 2021
“Yeah I mean, the Super Bowl is the Super Bowl. Being able to go up against one of the greatest, if not the greatest quarterback of all time in his 150th Super Bowl,” Mahomes said after the AFC Championship Game on facing Brady again. “I mean it’s going to be a great experience for me. To go out there and get to have a chance to repeat and get to do it against the best, I mean it’s something special and I’m excited for the opportunity.”
Brady is the only quarterback in NFL history to win two Super Bowl titles in his first four seasons, a feat Mahomes can match with a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Chiefs and the Bucs are scheduled to meet in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Feb. 7