In his first season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a glittering 20-year stint with the New England Patriots, Tom Brady helped his new team to become the first team to play, and also win, a Super Bowl in their own stadium.
The Bucs defeated defending champions Kansas City and and their dynamic young quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who had came in as favourites. Brady threw three touchdown passes to prevent the Chiefs becoming the first back-to-back NFL champions since Brady himself and the Patriots did in the 2004 season.
At 43 years and 188 days, Brady also became the oldest player to play in the biggest game in US sport, extending his record for Super Bowl appearances to 10 and joining Peyton Manning as the only quarterback to win Super Bowls with two different teams. No other quarterback in NFL history has won more than four Super Bowls – or even played in more than five.
Already widely considered the greatest NFL player of all time, Brady decided to leave New England in the off-season for a new challenge and was lured to Tampa Bay, whose only previous Super Bowl win came in the 2002 season.