Lucky No. 7: Tom Brady will add another ring to his Super Bowl collection
Tom Brady had already secured his legacy as the greatest quarterback to ever play in the NFL before taking a snap in Super Bowl LV. On Sunday night, he added another ring to his still-growing collection.
Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to claim the seventh Super Bowl title of his career. This year’s appearance marked his 10th, as well. This was Brady’s first season with the Bucs.
Brady was locked in from the very beginning and his strong started meant that Tampa led nearly the entire way Sunday night. After trailing 3-0 early in the 1st quarter, Brady hit Rob Gronkowski for an 8-yard touchdown to give the Buccaneers a 7-3 advantage.
From there, things only got better for Tampa Bay.
Gronkowski and Antonio Brown were on the receiving ends of two more Brady touchdown passes, giving Tampa Bay a 21-6 lead at halftime. Heading into the locker room, Brady had completed 16-of-20 pass attempts for 140 yards and 3 touchdowns.
BRADY TO GRONK 🚨
First TD of the Super Bowl
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Brady to Gronk. AGAIN. #SuperBowl
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— NFL (@NFL) February 8, 2021
The Buccaneers relied more heavily on the run game in the second half, getting a rushing touchdown from Leonard Fournette in the 2nd half, as well as a field goal from Ryan Succop.
Brady ended the day completing 21-of-29 for 201 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win.
Not only did Brady play in his 10th Super Bowl and secure his 7th championship ring, the future Hall of Fame quarterback did it in his first season with the Buccaneers, an incredible accomplishment for a player in his 40s.
Somehow, the legend of Brady continues to grow.