Tom Brady is on the verge of earning the seventh Super Bowl win of his illustrious NFL career. Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a stiff challenge ahead in Super Bowl 55 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Before the teams take the field, the future Hall of Famer voiced a final inspirational message ahead of the contest.
Tom Brady leads Buccaneers to Super Bowl 55
For the first time in Tom Brady‘s illustrious career, he chose to play for another franchise outside the New England Patriots.
His arrival to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers put forth some tremendously high expectations for the franchise in 2020. There were expected adjustment bumps along the way, but Brady and Tampa Bay worked through them.
The 43-year-old showed no reason to doubt his performance as he strung together an awe-inspiring 21st NFL season. Brady finished third in the league with 4,633 passing yards, tied for second with 40 touchdown passes, and ninth with a 102.2 passer rating.
The star quarterback is the only player in NFL history to throw at least 40 touchdown passes in a season in both conferences. According to CBS Sports, his passing yards and passing touchdowns broke his previous league records for most by a player age 40 or older.
The Buccaneers turned it up a notch in the playoffs with a deep run, rattling off three straight road wins to earn a trip to Super Bowl 55. Before Brady takes on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, he voiced one final poignant message.
Tom Brady sends final message before Super Bowl 55
As Tom Brady prepares to compete for his seventh Super Bowl ring, he is well aware of what is at stake as he enters his 10th appearance on the stage.
In the hours ahead of Super Bowl 55, Brady posted a hype video sending out one final message to NFL fans encapsulating his emotions going into the contest.
“In this journey, there is no final destination,” Brady said in the video. “There is only the next one. In the pursuit of perfection, the only thing that counts is the journey itself, the pursuit itself and those who give their lives to it. This moment and the focus required to seize it. This fight and the commitment required to face it.
“Because there is no such thing as perfect, there is only the relentless pursuit of perfection. That is our cause. That is what makes us a team. And that is why we’re still here. So, once more into the fray to live and die on this day.”
Brady has an opportunity to add to his legacy to create even greater separation for him in the GOAT conversation. The 43-year-old continues to prove to be an ageless wonder, but there is no certainty he will return to another Super Bowl.
His mentality and approach to the contest is one that his team fully embraces and will rally around on Sunday night.
Tough challenge ahead against Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
Tom Brady and the Tamp Bay Buccaneers will have their hands full in Super Bowl 55 against the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs.
Patrick Mahomes has looked every bit the part of a possible challenger to one day dethrone him in the GOAT conversation. Mahomes has transformed the Chiefs into a powerhouse as their guiding offensive factor.
Super Bowl 55 may quickly turn into a shootout between the two team’s explosive offenses. It’s a star-studded matchup that could make for one of the most memorable showdowns on the grandest stage.