Former New England Patriots Tom Brady and Rob Gonkowski finished off another Super Bowl championship together last night, dominating the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs by a final score of 31-9 to prevent a repeat and give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers their second title in franchise history.
The victory marked Brady and Gronk’s fourth ring together but of course, their first without the Patriots.
Brady’s seven Super Bowl titles are now two more than any other player and one more than any franchise in NFL history, his performance also earned him his fifth Super Bowl MVP award, another league record.
As for Gronkowski, the future Hall of Fame tight end put on a vintage performance, hauling in two touchdowns to set the record for most playoff touchdowns by one quarterback-to-receiver combination, breaking a tie with San Francisco 49ers all-time greats Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. The duo now stands alone with 14 touchdowns all-time, two ahead of Montana and Rice.
Following the win, there remained plenty of love and support for Brady and Gronkowski from many of their old Patriots teammates watching from home.
Check out all the best post game reaction and congratulatory messages written over social media by past and present Patriots below.
— Shaq Mason (@ShaqDiesel_70) February 8, 2021
— Dan Koppen (@koppen67) February 8, 2021
Everybody said this was a passing of the torch … Tommy like nah I’m about to win 7!! That’s wild! Congrats goat!! @TomBrady
— Kyle Van Noy (@KVN_03) February 8, 2021
Seahawks and Chiefs were the last two teams to attempt a repeat Super Bowl Championship.
Both campaigns foiled by teams led by Tom Brady, the last Qb to win back to back championships
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) February 8, 2021
💍 💍 💍 💍
💍 💍 💍
Cant stop. Wont stop.
The best ever in all sports.
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) February 8, 2021
TB mfn 12!!! Respect that Man!!!!
— Ja’Whaun Bentley🎈 (@NVBentley33) February 8, 2021
7 Rings. Brady. Untouchable.
— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) February 8, 2021
— Deion Branch #83 #84 (@deionbranch84) February 8, 2021
— James White (@SweetFeet_White) February 8, 2021
Goat goat goat goat goat goat goat goat.
— Chase Winovich (@Wino) February 8, 2021
🐐 🐐 🐐
— Devin&Jason McCourty (@McCourtyTwins) February 8, 2021
so Jordan has 6 rings, and Brady has 7 rings. is it now safe to say that Brady is the GOAT of all GOATS?
— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) February 8, 2021
Tom Brady 🐐
— ♛Chandler Jones (@chanjones55) February 8, 2021
Tough to repeat , props to 2003-2004 patriots!!!
— Rodney Harrison (@Rodney_Harrison) February 8, 2021
The Goat 🐐 @TomBrady
— Lawrence Guy (@thatLGUY) February 8, 2021
— Patrick Chung (@PatrickChung23) February 8, 2021
The Patriots organization also made sure to congratulate Brady while sharing a funny jab at Gronkowski over Twitter.
And Gronk, be careful with that trophy…
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) February 8, 2021
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Tags: Adam Butler Benjamin Watson Chandler Jones Chase Winovich Dan Koppen Darrelle Revis Deion Branch Devin McCourty Donte Stallworth Ja'Whaun Bentley James White Julian Edelman Kyle Van Noy Lawrence Guy Patrick Chung Rob Gronkowski Rob Ninkovich Rodney Harrison Shaq Mason Tedy Bruschi Tom Brady Ty Law Willie McGinest