Tampa, US, Feb 7 (efe-epa).- Quarterback Tom Brady established himself Sunday as the best American football player of all time, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to become Super Bowl LV champions.
Brady, 43, who played his 10th professional Super Bowl, the previous nine with the New England Patriots, achieved his seventh championship title, the best record of all time in the National Football League (NFL), and his fifth Most Valuable Player award of the game.
He also became the first player on an NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL team to win titles for two different teams after his 40th birthday.
Only former quarterback Peyton Manning has also won Super Bowls with two different franchises when he played first with the Indianapolis Colts and then the Denver Broncos.
Brady, who showed off against the Chiefs’ young quarterback Patrick Mahomes, 25, finished the game with 21 completed passes of 29 attempts for 201 yards, three touchdown passes and no intercepts.
Mahomes was not able to make a single touchdown pass, but had two intercepts and gained just 270 yards with 26 completed passes out of 49 attempts.
Brady is now 3-2 in the five individual games he has had against Mahomes, who had wanted hold on to the Chief’s 2020 championship title, with the team seeking its third after having also won in 1970.
The Chiefs’ game was doomed by the end of the first half with a 21-3 run after Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski made history by connecting for two touchdown passes, and another veteran, wide receiver Antonio Brown, made the third.
Also for the Buccaneers, led by 68-year-old head coach Bruce Arians, running back Leonard Fournette scored 27 yards and placekicker Ryan Succop a 52-yard field goal to seal the victory with second-half scores. EFE-EPA