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The biggest quarterback in NFL history is unwilling to relinquish the reins to the league's next big league
Instead, MVP leader Patrick Mahomes has to move on wait as the Kansas City bosses failed to disappoint 41
Brady threw a 378-meter overtime victory at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. With the win, the triple NFL MVP will appear more in its ninth Super Bowl – than any other franchise.
No wonder the result seemed inevitable. The moment the Patriots made two minutes, three seconds to go and four points behind the field, the swing of the game seemed to resonate in favor of New England.
"I just knew it," backup quarterback Brian Hoyer said about another Brady comeback in the fourth quarter, according to ESPN.com's Mike Reiss . "He looked like this."
Mahomes responded with a pair of clutch throw on Spencer Ware and Demarcus Robinson to build kicker Harrison Butker for the 39-yard field gate and overtime. However, the Patriots never allow the bosses to touch the ball during extra time. Brady combined three thirds and long stints to extend the Patriots' playful ride before Rex Burkhead returned and used Paydirt to secure another Super Bowl appearance.
"It's in his DNA," said Julian Edelman, according to Reiss . "He has a clutch gene."
Brady is no longer the same player he was once and no one should expect him to be at an advanced age. Statistically, his 4,355 pass yards were the lowest performance compared to a 16-player slate since 2014. Brady threw less than 30 touchdowns for the third time in the last nine seasons. According to Football Outsiders Scott Kacsmar the Veteran's Bullet had the third-highest percentage of off-target throws behind regular rookies behind a pair of rookies, Josh Allen of Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets Sam Darnold.
Even though the natural gifts of the 14-round Pro Bowl selection are dwindling, he can rigorously enable his offenses to succeed on a down-by-down basis with his Football IQ.
After Reiss head coach Bill Belichick writes of Brady's intellectual advantage as an "often overlooked part of his excellence".
For example, the Patriots stood at the 4th and 1 Kansas City 10-yard line in the fourth quarter 21-17. The Chiefs were expecting a Brady sneak to overcome the short distance. Instead, the experienced signal caller read the defense and spoke outward – . This was the perfect call for the situation when Sony Michel ran back to the end zone.
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Tom Brady's threat to a QB sneak had prompted the Chiefs' defenses to take three defensive lines in the A- & 1 game. Gap and leave a gaping hole for the caravan of James Develin & Sony Michel.
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At the beginning of the contest, the Patriots leaned on the ground and the pound to keep Kansas City's sack-happy defense on their heels and mahomes on the heels. Michel wore the ball 29 times for 113 yards and two hits. Burkhead added two more touchdowns. The Patriots even resisted the norm when they handed James White six times after not even running him against the Los Angeles Chargers last weekend.
New England's offensive front has been a spectacular event over the last two weeks. Brady still needs to be fired in the playoffs. The quintet of Trent Brown, Joe Thuney, David Andrews, Shaq Mason and Marcus Cannon create a cozy bag for him. These five, and James Develin (19459008), also created massive careers.
Brady's fast release makes life easier for everyone, per NFL Next Gen Stats:
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Tom Brady's fast pass style (2.50 seconds) led to one low pressure rate (19.6%), although all 46 passes were thrown out of the bag.
Relative to expectations, Brady was best at # 3 (+ 24.4%) and intermediate (+ 10.7%).
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The performance proved sufficient, but Mahomes is ready, willing and able to take the reins as soon as Brady has ceded the crown. Mitchell Schwartz's right-wing attack described what made his quarterback something special, Palmer:
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Die kinds of throws, which continued to make Mahomes were not to believe in a video game, let alone in real life. However, he overtakes each week. The last came to a critical point in the third quarter, courtesy of the NFL:
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Was Mahomes, is just ridiculous No other quarterback can do what he does His 53 touchdown passes (. It seems that everything is prepared for Mahomes to become the NFL's next top quarterback.
There is no guarantee that this will happen, Dan Marino once thought he had many Ways to Play in the Super Bowl – He Never Got Another After His Second Campaign.
Right now, the NFL is full of talented young quarterbacks climbing the ranks to knock Brady off the top.
All n and Darnold are fighting for the Patriots attack on the AFC East. The Baltimore Ravens Lamar Jackson helped his team during his debut campaign to create the postseason. Cleveland Browns' Baker Mayfield broke a rookie record with 27 touchdown passes. The Houston-Texan offense can be explosive with Deshaun Watson if the organization finds a competent front five. The Indianapolis Colts & # 39; Andrew Luck and Oak Carrer Derek Carr are barely 30 years old. And this particular group is only from the AFC.
Everyone does not just come for Brady; Mahomes is also in the crosshairs. But all will be Super Bowl LIII as G.O.A.T. continues to set the standard for all who should follow.
Brent Sobleski covers the NFL for the Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter: @brentsobleski .