Tom Brady, this Sunday during the game between Tampa Bay and Green Bay.Matt Ludtke / AP
Time may pass, a pandemic may arise, or change teams, but Tom Brady has a spell with success.
in American football history, with six Super Bowl rings, has accomplished a feat in American sports. The pitcher led a middle-ranking team, the Tampa Buccaneers, to play the great game of the NFL in his first season on the team.
He will meet the Kansas City Chiefs of Patrick Mahomes, in a confrontation between the old guard and the dazzling future.
The game will be played at the Buccaners' Den in Florida on February 7 at 6:30 p.m. (local time).
Last year, Brady fired after losing in the run-up
to the NFL
when he fell alongside his teammates from the New England Patriots.
It was the end of the cycle.
After 20 seasons as leader of the Pats, Brady decided to leave with a bleak future on the team.
His then trainer, Bill Belichick, tried to convince him, but without success.
The quarterback allowed himself to be pampered by a team with only one Super Bowl won in 2002. The franchise arranged for him a former teammate and faithful squire who came out of retirement: Rob Gronkowski.
Brady, with a luck that would be envied in any Las Vegas casino, was correct in his diagnosis: the Patriots lost nine games and were left out of the
Tom Brady's Buccaneers overwhelmed Washington (31-23) in the playoffs, Drew Brees' favorites New Orleans Saints (30-20) and Green Bay Packers (31-26), led by Aaron Rogers who was aiming to be the best player of the season.
Nothing could stop the arm and expertise of a 43-year-old Brady refusing to retire.
During his time in the NFL, the quarterback has managed to reach 10 Super Bowl games and has won six of them, that is, he has more titles than 30 teams in the league.
On the other side of the court will be Patrick Mahomes.
At 25 he is euphoria as a quarterback.
Last year he commanded his team to win the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers.
His style of throwing passes, sometimes without looking, has earned him the most juicy contract in the world: 477 million dollars.
If he manages to win the big game in the NFL again, he can surpass the 500 million mark.
Outside of the excessive amount of money, Mahomes has been a constant in the last three seasons.
In this team, nobody stopped them in the American Conference.
In the divisional round they dispatched the Cleveland Browns (22-17) who had been excited after firing the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In the conference final they passed over the Buffalo Bills (38-24)
The Super Bowl, the great game of the season, will be played at the stadium in Tampa (Florida).
The authorities of the league have informed that 22,000 fans will be able to attend.
The NFL has given 7,500 to health workers, already vaccinated, from the US for the great game that will have The Weeknd as a halftime show.