Tom Brady vs. Mac Jones? Patriots-Buccaneers The Most Likely Super Bowl Matchup

Ernesto Cova

It's just a fact that you can't talk about the New England Patriots without mentioning Tom Brady's name at least once and vice versa.

Together, he and Bill Belichick built the most dominant and feared dynasty in modern football history, ruling the NFL for two decades and winning six Super Bowls in nine tries.

And even now that it's been some time since they decided to go separate ways, it seems like there's no way of talking about one without also discussing the other.

Analytics Predict A Pats-Bucs Super Bowl

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And to make this pairing even more epic, it now seems like we could have them go against each other in the biggest possible stage: Super Bowl LVI.

Following the Pats' win over the Bills, FPI analytics predict that they have a 10% chance of meeting with the Bucs in the Super Bowl, the likeliest scenario in the league right now.

This epic clash would come just two years after Brady left Foxborough to keep on building his legacy under Bruce Arians' tutelage.


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Tom Brady Leads The MVP Race

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Brady continues to age like a fine wine.

Even at 44 years old, he's leading the MVP race with +150 odds ahead of Aaron Rodgers, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, and Dak Prescott.

He's thrown for 3,771 yards (7.4 yards per attempt) with 34 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions while completing 68.3% of his passes.

He's leading the league in pass attempts, completions, passing TDs, passing yards per game (314.3), completions per game, total offense, and sack percentage. Not too shabby for an old guy.

Mac Jones Leads All Rookies

Mac Jones has been pretty impressive as well, leading all rookie QBs and looking more comfortable and poised every single week.

He's the clear-cut favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year with -500 odds, leading Ja'Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith, Javonte Williams, Najee Harris, and Jaylen Waddle.

Jones has led the Patriots to a 9-4 record and a league-best seven-game winning streak, throwing for 2,869 yards (7.5 yards per attempt) with 16 touchdowns against 8 picks while completing over 70% of his passes.

Brady Vs. Belichick: The Ultimate Matchup

For years, people debated whether Tom Brady was just a system quarterback playing for a defensive mastermind, or if Bill Belichick was just lucky to have Tom Brady on his team.

Brady silenced his doubters by leading the Bucs to a title in his first year in Tampa, while Belichick is doing the same by leading this Patriots squad to the top of the AFC with a rookie QB at the helm.

This is the Super Bowl matchup the world needs. This is where the debate will be settled once and for all.