Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.
Tom Brady was just named Super Bowl MVP.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback earned the honor for an NFL record fifth time on Sunday courtesy of a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Brady completed 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards with three touchdowns and no turnovers in a dominant effort that earned him his seventh Super Bowl ring.
Brady connected with old New England Patriots pal Rob Gronkowski for his first two scores before a touchdown to Antonio Brown before halftime effectively put the game out of reach. The Bucs took a 21-6 lead into the break and didn’t need much from there to earn the franchise’s second Lombardi Trophy.
Brady already held the record for Super Bowl MVPs after breaking a tie with Joe Montana with his fourth trophy after the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. This honor — like so many for Brady at this point in his career — just puts that much more distance between himself and the other greats of the game.
With Brady winning this MVP trophy at 43 years old, some have wondered if this would be a moment for the NFL legend to ride off into the sunset. It most certainly was not.
“We’re coming back,” Brady said without hesitation during the postgame trophy ceremony.
After proving so many doubters wrong again by winning another ring with a new franchise, Brady’s competitive fires are still burning hot.