We’re still about a week and a half out from Super Bowl LV, but we now know the jersey combinations the two teams involved will be wearing.
The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are representing the AFC and NFC, respectively, in the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium. This makes the Buccaneers the first team to play in a Super Bowl in their home stadium. The game will take place on February 7th, at 6:30 p.m. EST.
Of course, both the Chiefs and Buccaneers predominant color is red. But it turns out with the Bucs playing on their own field in the big game, they will be rocking the home whites. That info comes directly from ESPN’s Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Schefter took to social media to announce the jersey combinations on Wednesday evening.
“Bucs will be wearing their white jerseys and pewter pants for Super Bowl LV, while the Chiefs will be wearing their red jerseys,” Schefter wrote on Thursday.
Either way, it might be a little hard to tell what team the fans are rooting for. Although there will only be a few permitted fans allowed to attend the game, many of them will likely be wearing some form of red merchandise.
Tom Brady Continues to Make History in Super Bowl LV
At 43 years old, Tom Brady will be the oldest player to ever play in the Super Bowl. Incredibly, this will also be Brady’s 10th trip to the Super Bowl.
Brady spent two decades with the New England Patriots before signing with the Buccaneers last March. While with the Patriots, he went to the Super Bowl nine times, leading his team to six wins. That, of course, is the most for any player in NFL history. He will be looking to add his seventh Super Bowl ring to his collection on February 7th.
Should Brady win his seventh world championship, he’ll join Peyton Manning as the only two quarterbacks in NFL history to win Super Bowls as the starting QB of two different teams.
It will be a battle of old school vs. new school with the Kansas City Chiefs returning to the Super Bowl after winning it last season. Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City had the best record in the league at 14-2 this season. Moreover, the reigning champs are trying to become the first team since Tom Brady’s New England Patriots to win back-to-back Super Bowls. Only seven teams (including the Pittsburgh Steelers, who did it twice) have ever accomplished the feat. Further, only two teams — the Patriots and the Denver Broncos – have won consecutive titles after the 1994 season. That’s the year the league installed a salary cap.