Can the Chiefs be the primary workforce to three-peat? Tom Brady breaks it down

by Christina S. Brown
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Tom Brady achieved almost all the things possible in his NFL profession, profitable seven Tremendous Bowl titles, three league MVPs and quarterbacking a workforce to an undefeated common season.

However there’s one factor he did not do this one of many high challengers to his standing as probably the most achieved quarterback in NFL historical past has an opportunity to perform in 2024: three-peat. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs wish to grow to be the primary workforce in NFL historical past to win three Tremendous Bowls in a row after turning into the primary workforce since Brady’s 2003-04 New England Patriots to repeat.

In 2005, Brady’s Patriots fell a few rounds wanting a three-peat try, shedding to the Denver Broncos within the divisional spherical. And whereas the Patriots made it to a few straight Tremendous Bowls between 2016-18, they misplaced the center one, thwarting their likelihood to repeat a lot much less three-peat.

In an interview with FS1’s “The Herd” on Monday, Brady defined the difficulties of profitable only one Tremendous Bowl and the way it pertains to the Chiefs’ possibilities of profitable a 3rd straight title. 

“Even if you take a look at the way in which the Chiefs received the Tremendous Bowl final yr in opposition to the 49ers, it was an unbelievable comeback, so to talk. They performed rather well on the finish and the margin of error was razor-thin,” Brady stated. “That is the way in which it’ll be this yr as nicely. It is very uncommon. I performed on an undefeated workforce. We had been top-of-the-line groups, I believe, within the historical past of soccer in 2007. We go to the Tremendous Bowl. We performed lower than our greatest sport. The Giants performed an superior sport and so they ended up beating us. All of those groups within the NFL are very aggressive, they’re all well-coached. The margin for error is razor-thin. 

“So, to win one Tremendous Bowl is extraordinarily tough. To win two back-to-back, what the Chiefs have finished, as we all know within the historical past of the game, is sort of not possible. To win three in a row, there is a motive why nobody’s finished it.”

Brady referenced a number of the aggressive disadvantages groups should cope with when making an attempt to win a number of titles in a row. 

“To place three of these collectively, in back-to-back-to-back seasons, with drafting final, a really arduous schedule, the entire turnover in free company and guys persevering with to be motivated, it is a large problem,” Brady stated. “That is to not say the Chiefs could not accomplish that. Consider me, all people would in all probability put them as one of many odds-on favorites to do it. Even then, there’s not a 50 p.c likelihood of that taking place. They’re manner lower than that. These gamers are going to point out up day-after-day, they are going to should put within the work like they’ve.”

After the Patriots received their second Tremendous Bowl in a row in 2004, they misplaced a couple of noteworthy gamers (Ty Legislation, Joe Andruzzi, Roman Phifer) and had been unable to signal any influence free brokers as they needed to cope with the wage cap. The Chiefs had been in an identical place this offseason, primarily having to select between re-signing defensive sort out Chris Jones or cornerback L’Jarius Sneed. They opted to re-sign Jones and traded Sneed after inserting him on the franchise tag. They’ve misplaced 4 different starters this offseason as nicely.

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Nonetheless, like these nice Patriots squads with Brady and Invoice Belichick, the Chiefs have a quarterback-head coach mixture that ought to enable them to compete at a excessive stage. Brady expects that to be the case. 

“They’ve an incredible coach in Andy Reid, who does not ever look backward,” Brady stated. “He isn’t going to say, ‘Hey, as a result of we had been nice final yr, we will be nice once more this yr.’ He is a veteran, skilled, championship-level coach who holds these guys accountable. They have an amazing quarterback in Patrick, who, as we all know, when he is on the sphere, he is as nice a soccer participant as there may be within the NFL. Travis Kelce, what he can do on the tight finish place, can be a nice security blanket. Rashee Rice got here on as a rookie. [They’ve got] Chris Jones [back]. They have [Steve] Spagnuolo again there as a defensive coordinator. 

“They have a whole lot of nice items, however to win all of it once more is a momentous activity. Nobody’s going to place it previous them, however we’re all excited to point out up and watch on opening day and see what the 2024 Chiefs can do.”

However even when you’ve got the very best quarterback within the league, Brady stated the success of any soccer workforce begins up entrance.

“Present me an amazing soccer workforce that does not have an amazing O-line,” he stated. 

Brady pointed to the Chiefs as the instance of how one can construct an offensive line — after Kansas Metropolis misplaced to Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tremendous Bowl LV.

“They actually struggled up entrance,” Brady stated. “They’d a number of accidents that yr. Andy Reid and Brett Veach determined to revamp that O-line, and so they’ve performed large soccer. They actually invested of their offensive line. Joe Thuney got here on board. Final yr, they signed Donovan Smith. They actually revamped that offensive line. Have a look at the way in which [Isiah] Pacheco ran regardless that he wasn’t a excessive choose. Patrick may stand in there and make throws down the sphere. 

“So they have to proceed to do this. All of those groups have gotten to make an funding in teaching the O-line and growing the O-line.”

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