Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-9 rout of the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday in Super Bowl LV to win his seventh championship ring.
The 43-year-old Brady, who said he plans to return for the 2021 season, was also named Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time.
He also broke his own record for oldest player to win a Super Bowl and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to win a title with multiple franchises.
Brady, who won six Super Bowls over 20 seasons with the New England Patriots, completed 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns against the Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers were the first team to play the championship game at home.
“I’m so proud of all these guys,” Brady said. “The team had a lot of confidence and we came together at the right time. We ended up playing our best game of the year.”
“This team is world champions forever. And you can’t take it away from us,” he added.
Brady’s triumph in his first year with his new team was the Buccaneers’ first Super Bowl win since the 2002-03 season, when Tampa Bay defeated the then-Oakland Raiders 48-21. Before this season, the Bucs’ last playoff appearance came in the 2007-08 campaign.
The Buccaneers’ win prevented the Chiefs from becoming the first back-to-back champions since Brady and the Patriots did it in 2003 and 2004.
Brady’s former Patriots teammate and tight end Rob Gronkowksi hauled in a team-best six passes for 67 yards and two receiving scores. Leonard Fournette had 16 carries for 89 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and his defense helped Brady earn the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Bowles devised a plan that limited quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs for most of the game.