In just an hour, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play defending Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
Tampa Bay QB Tom Brady is no stranger to the Super Bowl as tonight will see him entering the game for his 10th time, four of those appearances coming from the last five years. These 10 Super Bowl appearances are more than any NFL franchise excluding the New England Patriots, in which nine of their 11 involved Tom.
Although the stat may seem like a far reach (it is), the six-time Super Bowl champion has made the big game 10 out of 21 seasons while playing in the NFL (47.6 percent). NBA point guard Steph Curry has a three-point percentage of (43.3 percent). This means statistically that Tom Brady is more likely to end up in the Super Bowl than Steph Curry is to make a three-point shot.
Tom Brady will be heading into Super Bowl LV at the age of 43. After the game starts, Brady will be the oldest NFL player to ever compete in the Super Bowl. Opposing Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes ll is just 25 years old, and was 7 years old when Tom Brady won the Super Bowl in 2002. That is correct—Patrick was in elementary school when Brady won his first-ever Super Bowl.
Brady has the most Super Bowl starts out of any other NFL player at 10; however, even more impressive is that no other QB in NFL history has started more than five.
Tom Brady’s 10 Super Bowl starts exceeds seven NFL organizations’ overall playoff wins. Included in these franchises is Brady’s very own Buccaneers, who have only nine playoff wins.
Finally, if Tom Brady wins tonight’s game, he will officially have more Super Bowl wins (seven) than any NFL franchise (six). Adding to this stat, the Pittsburgh Steelers won six Super Bowls over a span of 34 years. Tom sliced this in half at 17 years exactly to win six just by himself. If Brady takes the Lombardi Trophy home tonight, he will have won more Super Bowls by himself 13 years faster than an entire NFL franchise.
Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.
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