Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu had some words for Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady following the Buccaneers victory in Super Bowl LV.
During the first half of the Super Bowl loss to the Bucs, the Chiefs safety got into what looked like a pretty heated on-field exchange with Brady. Mathieu wound up receiving a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play. The CBS cameras even caught him pointing a finger in Brady’s face. And to add to the fire, the two would continue to share words a few times over the course of the game.
However, after the game was over, Mathieu said he didn’t think the encounter with Tom Brady affected his play. Nor did the subsequent penalty.
The Honey Badger was asked about his altercations with Brady during Sunday night’s Super Bowl matchup between the Buccaneers and Chiefs.
“I thought I played as hard as I can today,” Mathieu said of his efforts. “Listen, Tom Brady’s a great quarterback. I never really saw that side of Tom Brady, to be honest,” Mathieu said. “But whatever. No comment. It’s over with. I’m done with it.”
Tryann Mathieu finished the outing with three tackles and had an interception taken off the board due to a penalty. Brady, of course, went on to be the game’s eventual MVP. The win earns him his seventh Super Bowl victory.
Tryann Mathieu and Chiefs Fall Short
Tyrann Mathieu and his Kansas City Chiefs were able to return to the Super Bowl for a second consecutive year after having the best record in the league at 14-2. They were trying to become the first team since Tom Brady’s New England Patriots to win back-to-back Super Bowls. However, they came up short this time around.
As for Tampa Bay, they are now a perfect two-for-two in the Super Bowl. The Bucs won their first trip to the Super Bowl in 2003 against the Oakland Raiders. And now they have won their second one against arguably the best offense in the NFL over the last three years.
And as he has done countless times before during his Hall-of-Fame career, Tom Brady made history one again on Sunday. At 43 years old, he is officially the oldest player to ever play in the Super Bowl.
Incredibly, this was also Brady’s 10th trip to the Super Bowl. It’s old news now but Brady spent 20 years with the New England Patriots before signing with Tampa. While with New England, he went to the Super Bowl nine times and won six of them. That’s the most for any player in NFL history. We can now add one more to that total, giving Brady seven Super Bowl rings.
With the win, Brady joins Peyton Manning as the only two quarterbacks in NFL history to win Super Bowls on two different teams.
And it was no doubt an extra special win for Brady and the Bucs. Super Bowl LV took place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, making the Buccaneers the first team to play in, and win a Super Bowl in their home stadium.