FRISCO - Tony Romo, who will serve as the CBS analyst for Super Bowl LV between Tom Brady's Buccaneers and Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs, believes NFL fans are about to witness one of the greatest matchups in sports history.
And he also thinks Patrick Mahomes needs to win.
“This is going to be one of the great matchups in sports history,” said Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys QB, on a media conference call. “This is what you talk about with your friends. Could you imagine if Michael Jordan got his team to the Finals against LeBron — who is becoming the face of the league? We’re getting that in this Super Bowl.”
We are getting something else, too, as Romo points out: An opportunity to further solidify the thinking that Tampa Bay's Tom Brady (at age 43 going for his seventh Super Bowl title) is the greatest QB (and maybe even player) of all time ...
And Mahomes' opportunity to slow that roll in a way that gives the Kansas City Chiefs' outstanding young QB (at age 25 going for his second Super Bowl title) a chance to play catch-up.
“(Mahomes) is the only kid that is going to be in the discussion,” Romo said of the future "all-time-greatest debate. “This is the matchup people will be talking about 25 to 50 years from now. ... The fact that Patrick Mahomes is somehow in this discussion shows you how amazing this guy is. There’s a chance for Patrick Mahomes playing this game, to climb the ladder. If Mahomes wins, he keeps that door open. If Brady wins, I don’t know how anyone can top him (as the greatest of all time).''