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Super Bowl LV: Clash of the quarterback titans

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Roar Guru
1st February, 2021
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Super Bowl LV is set to be a match between two of the top quarterbacks in the game, with Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady to go head to head in a battle of heavyweights.

Brady is chasing his seventh Super Bowl ring and his first with Tampa Bay. Mahomes, on the other hand, has one ring and is chasing back-to-back Super Bowls with the Chiefs.

Patrick Mahomes is the next big thing in the NFL, with fans and pundits backing him to be the next icon. He has secured a pay packet of 450 million over ten years.

Mahomes at just 25 has shown to be one of the best quarterbacks in the game, picking up a staggering 4,740 yards in the regular season this year.

Mahomes has already started writing his name into the record books. Mahomes is the fastest to 100 touchdowns and the fastest to 10,000 career passing yards. He is in just his fourth season at the top level.

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass

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The legend of Tom Brady shines brighter than any other star on any sporting stage and some might argue he is the best sportsman to grace the earth.

The 43-year-old ageless warrior has continued to break records and be a feature of Super Bowl Sunday.

Brady’s move to Tampa and the start of the 2020 season caused an uproar from Patriots fan questioning his loyalty as he broke up the Brady–Belichick combination.

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Brady left New England after reports there was an underlying rift between super coach and star QB.

The duel that will take place during Sunday’s Super Bowl will be one of the biggest games that Mahomes has played in his very short career. The Brady–Mahomes clash will be the most defining game to look back on Mahomes’ career, particularly if he can deny Brady his seventh championship.

Tom Brady has been the high achiever in the NFL for close to two decades. His records speak for themselves.

If Patrick Mahomes wants to ever pass him – and I don’t think it will come with Super Bowls and be a better player/QB than Brady – he needs to lead the Kansas City Chiefs to back-to-back Super Bowls.

No matter how good he is, Mahomes will unfortunately never be able to shake the stigma that he lost to a 43-year-old Brady at Superbowl LV.

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