A Super Bowl without Tom Brady leaves room for two new quarterbacks to take over and set new records. This year we get to see Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo make the Super Bowl their own.
By: Victoria Femia
This time has come for two new quarterbacks to shine in the Super Bowl because, for the first time since 2016, Tom Brady will not be participating in Super Bowl Sunday.
Kansas City’s 24-year-old Patrick Mahomes and San Francisco’s 28-year-old Jimmy Garoppolo form the freshest matchup of up-and-comers that this game has seen.
In Super Bowl 54, this duo ranks third in youth, tied for sixth in playoff inexperience and tied for first in fewest career starts. This year, Garoppolo and Mahomes will be starting for the first time in a Super Bowl.
The Chiefs and 49ers are two teams that dominante in both offence and defence. Both finished the 2019 regular season as top-5 scoring offences, and haven’t disappointed in the NFL playoffs thus far. In four combined games this postseason, the lowest amount of points scored by either side in a single game was 27.
When it comes to the roles of the quarterbacks, they bring different skills to the table.
Mahomes is the ultimate playmaker, his ability to have a good game while throwing a lot is unmatched. An example of this can be seen when the Chiefs played against the Titans and he had 35 pass attempts.
According to BetOnline he opens as a +125 favorite to win the Super Bowl LIV Most Valuable Player award.
On the other hand, Garoppolo proved more than once that he could deliver in close games and win games throwing the ball. Garoppolo led the 49ers to a 13-3 regular-season record, and two playoff wins have them at 15-3.
Garoppolo and Mahomes have a combined career winning percentage of .794, which is notable for one big reason: It will set the record for the highest combined winning percentage for two Super Bowl starting quarterbacks.
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