Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes will meet in Super Bowl LV on February 7 after leading their sides to victory on Championship Sunday.
Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers stunned the red-hot Green Bay Packers 31-26 in the NFC championship, while Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills 38-24 in the AFC championship.
And given the 18-year age difference between the two star quarterbacks, fans are thrilled at the idea of 43-year-old Brady facing off against 25-year-old Mahomes in Tampa Bay in two weeks.
Some compared them to the two editions of Yoda from the Star Wars films and The Mandelorian TV series.
Others tweeted photos announcing the clash of the two titans with pictures of two goats — suggesting both Brady and Mahomes are two of the greatest players of all time — while others compared it to a young Kobe Bryant facing
an older Michael Jordan.
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Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and now CBS commentator Tony Romo described
it as an “all-time matchup” as well as comparing it to “LeBron and Jordan playing in the (NBA) Finals.”
It will also be the first
ever Super Bowl match-up between the winning quarterbacks from the previous two Super Bowls.
In winning on Sunday, Brady advanced to his 10th Super Bowl — nine with the New England Patriots and now one with the Buccaneers after signing with them before this season.
And like he did the last time he made it to the big game in 2019, he celebrated in style with his long-time Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski, who also made the move to Tampa Bay before this season.
How Brady has helped to transform the Buccaneers has been remarkable, leading the team to the Super Bowl when last year they failed to even reach the playoffs.
For Mahomes, on the other hand, his stock is only on the rise.
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He will be playing in his second successive Super Bowl having won it last year and joined
Kurt Warner, Brady, and Russell Wilson as the only quarterbacks to reach the Super Bowl twice in their first four NFL seasons, according to NFL Research.
Five-time NBA All-Star Damian Lillard even compared Mahomes’ ability to that of Steph Curry on Instagram.