NFL Analyst Says Tom Brady Must Play ‘His Cleanest Game Ever’ in the Super Bowl

Published 01/29/2021, 1:20 PM EST
Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after they score a touchdown during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Tom Brady is on the verge of making history. After defeating the New England Patriots in the NFC championship game, Brady will enter his 10th Super Bowl game.

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This time, he takes on the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs, with rising superstar Patrick Mahomes. It will be a tough challenge for the veteran quarterback, but he has shown in the past that he can take a challenge.

NFL analyst Brandon Marshall spoke on First Things First about the upcoming Super Bowl clash. He believes that Brady will have to play a near-perfect game. Because if he doesn’t, he runs the risk of giving Patrick Mahomes more opportunities.

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In order for the Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl, Brady must play clean and not let Patrick Mahomes take advantage of any mistakes.

He said, “If Tom Brady turns the ball over one time, it could be a wrap. You cannot give that young man on the other side of the field (Patrick Mahomes) more opportunities.

“He has to play his cleanest game ever. They (Buccaneers) have the better team in my eyes, but he has to play clean. I don’t need him throwing for 350 yards, I just need him to have a clean game.”

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Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with his teammates after beating the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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