Brady edges into another Super Bowl

With a 31-26 win over the Green Bay Packers, Brady leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into Super Bowl LV


City of St. Petersburg / The Vitale Brothers

A billboard in St. Petersburg, FL painted by the Vitale Brothers honors the career and history of Tom Brady, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who will lead the team to his tenth Super Bowl appearance on Sunday.

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer

In a series of events that nobody could have predicted a year ago, Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to Super Bowl LV. 

This Super Bowl, Brady’s tenth appearance, will be historic in a whole new way. For the first time ever, the host city will also be competing in the game. Tom Brady has always amazed fans, and they expect him to be nothing short of spectacular.

Brady’s journey to this Super Bowl has been very different than expected. Here are five important milestones to know about Brady and his first season with the Buccaneers. 

January 4, 2020

With a struggling offense, the New England Patriots fall to the Tennessee Titans, 20-13. The 2019-20 season ended Brady’s contract with the Pats, raising questions about where he would end up in the following season. Many thought that he would return and finish his astounding career with the coach who’d been there with him since the start, Bill Belichick. After all, the two had worked together for 20 seasons, racking up 219 total wins, 6 of those being in the Super Bowl. 

After the loss to Tennessee, Brady updated his curious Instagram followers with a lengthy thank you. At the end of this statement, he writes, “Because I know I still have more to prove.” Numerous commenters believed that this was his way of saying that he would not be returning to New England, and they would soon be proven correct. 

March 20, 2020

In his free agency, Brady announces his official contract with the Buccaneers. He followed through with a two-year deal amounting to $50 million, with additional pay possible. Brady explained his choice by stating that he is starting a new journey with a team that gives him the chance to keep doing what he loves to do. 

September 13, 2020

After losing the first game of the season to fellow future hall of famer Drew Brees, some questioned if Tampa Bay was the right choice for Brady. A few games later, they would begin to rethink their theories. 

January 3, 2021

The Buccaneers celebrate their victory over the Atlanta Falcons and prepare for a journey through the playoffs. Seeded fifth in their first playoff appearance since 2007, they looked at the future optimistically with a promising lineup. 

January 2, 2021

The linemen step up to the line of scrimmage. Zach Triner prepares to snap the football back to Brady, who shouts out a set of commands before the ball is snapped. He receives the ball and lowers his knee to the ground. As time expires, the players hug and celebrate their successful season. The Buccaneers have just won the NFC Championship. Brady runs to the bleachers to hug his son, a tradition for the two of them. 

The Buccaneers will face off against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, set in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. This will be Brady’s tenth Super Bowl appearance, adding to his lead in the all time appearance race. If Brady were to win, it would be his seventh Super Bowl ring, which is more than any other quarterback has even competed in. 

With two stacked lineups dueling for a victory, the game could go either way, but one thing is for sure-Brady will stun fans and make some more history.