The Best Ever?

February 2nd, 2021

Various sources keep saying Super Bowl LV between the Bucs and the Chiefs, live from Tampa, pits the best matchup of quarterbacks in the history of the game.

Now Joe wasn’t going to go there. The best matchup in Super Bowl history? Better than Terry Bradshaw vs. Roger Staubach (twice)? Better than Dan Marino vs. Joe Montana? Better than Tom Brady vs. Russell Wilson? Len Dawson vs. Bart Starr? Better than Ben Roethlisberger vs. Aaron Rodgers? Better than Roethlisberger vs. Kurt Warner? Better than John Elway vs. Montana? Better than Elway vs. Brett Favre?

That’s an awfully steep mountain.

Of course, one can argue without too much effort that Pat Mahomes of the Chiefs is the game’s current best quarterback. Park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback Tom Brady isn’t far behind.

Good matchup? No doubt! Best? Let’s slow down.

But then Joe noticed a graphic from CBS Sports HQ. It seems the Bucs vs. the Chiefs pits the two quarterbacks with the highest winning percentage squaring off on American sport’s biggest stage.

So Joe guesses, yeah, Brady vs. Mahomes may be the best matchup in Super Bowl history. Imagine if those two light up the Tampa night sky on Sunday like the last time the Super Bowl was here, a true shootout between Roethlisberger and Warner.

18 Responses to “The Best Ever?”

  1. theodore Says:

    I would think all the steroids would put Bradshaw on the list.

  2. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Nah , not there yet.

  3. Lamarcus Guiton Says:

    It is the best match-up. Compared to LeBron vs Jordan

  4. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I guess we’ll see Sunday.

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Let the fireworks begin!

  6. chris L Says:

    really? roethlisberger vs warner is higher on your rank? brady mahomes is legendary.

  7. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    40% chance of rain from what i am seeing on Sunday. I pray the weather is wrong or hope the Chiefs bring the wrong cleats.

  8. gp Says:

    It’s definitely going to be a helluva game!
    We can argue about biggest, best, most exciting, highest scoring etc etc after it’s done.
    It certainly has potential!

  9. BelowMe Says:

    Wouldn’t Mahomes have to win AT LEAST 3 first?

  10. Buc50 Says:

    Anything that slows down the Cheetah is great in my book.

  11. Jonny Says:

    It is easily the best matchup based on all the past matchups listed in the article. Brady is the undisputed GOAT and Machines is on the pace of becoming the best ever based on his sheer athleticism, stats and ability to win like no one else in the past and ability to win close games. In many ways it is the best pocket passing QB ever (old guard) vs the best scrambling QB to date. This is a historical matchup and we are all lucky that one if the two is representing the Bucs.

  12. Robert Says:

    was thinking the same….little ben shouldn’t even be mentioned…

    How well the D’s perform will be the outcome.

  13. PSL Bob Says:

    True if you’re just looking at winning percentages. But Mahomes percentage is based only on 53 games, whereas Brady’s is based on over 300. The Chiefs’ players, coaches, and overall organization will inevitably change over time. Let’s see where Mahomes stands when he gets closer to 200 games. I could be wrong, but if he’s still over 80% I’d be very surprised.

  14. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:

    Mahomes 9 career losses?

    Why, 9 losses was a GOOD season for JW.

    Check yo stat sheet.

  15. Colonel Angus Says:

    You’re telling me Trent Dilfer vs Kerry Collins didn’t make your list?

  16. alton green Says:

    This is really trivial but it drives me nuts. I despise to hear announcers constantly say this QB is going against that QB. Of course I know what they mean. I’ve NEVER seen Tompa or Mahomeboy playing defense. They will NEVER be face to face. Tom plays their defense and Patrick plays the Bucs defense. I guess it gets better news ratings

  17. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Colonel Angus….Wow, I forgot who Dullfer played in that Super Bowl.

  18. Buczilla Says:

    I could argue both for and against this being the best quarterback matchup in super bowl history and not be wrong either way since those are some true legends mentioned in the article. Suffice it to say, it’s a freaking awesome matchup and I can’t wait til Sunday!