As the NFL has crowned both their NFC (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and AFC (Kansas City Chiefs) champions, Super Bowl LV has the matchup set up. For the first time in history, a team will host a Super Bowl within their home stadium, as this year it takes place in Raymond James Stadium located in Tampa, Florida. Super Bowl LV has been nothing short of headliners since the matchup was decided; the annual halftime performance is headlined by The Weeknd, who has been in the news for his own recent reasons.
The Buccaneers have only reached the coveted stage one previous time before in 2002, which they had one their sole Super Bowl title. The Buccaneers had made drastic changes during the off-season with the major acquisition of Tom Brady (QB), a six-time Super Bowl champion and four-time Super Bowl MVP. Tom had brought what the Buccaneers needed, a consistent QB to throw to Mike Evans (WR) and Chris Godwin (WR). Yet the Buccaneers did not stop the dealing of players there; GM Jason Licht acquired Rob Gronkowski (TE), who was one of Brady’s go-to options in New England where they played nine years together. In week 8 of the regular season, the Buccaneers decided to sign free-agent Antonio Brown (WR); Brady had got the Patriots to sign Brown in the previous 2019 season, yet Brown was ultimately released by the Patriots two weeks later. Brady’s influence is no surprise to anyone within the league; when one has 6 Super Bowl rings, a team will provide what the player needs at no cost spared.
The returning Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, have no easy matchup, as mentioned above. The Buccaneers have one of the most potent offences within the league due to the influence Brady brings; players want to play with arguably one of the greatest to touch the field. Yet the Chiefs do not lack in any department; their offence is just as superb; the Chiefs have one of the most mobile QB with Patrick Mahomes, who is also not afraid to sling it down the field to Tyreek Hill, who can burn past any defender. Matching the strong TE position of Rob Gronkowski on the Buccaneers, the Chiefs have Travis Kelce arguably one of the best TE within the league due to his impressive speed and blocking abilities.
The matchup between the two powerhouses will be one that many won’t forget, this is possibly the last game we will ever see #12 Tom Brady ever play in, and there is no better QB to face-off against. Mahomes is on pace to have a historic career for himself, and this will be one of the most memorable games within it. With no team having a clear cut advantage, it will be a fight from the coin toss; both defences will have their work cut out for them soon as that opening kick-off occurs.