(CNN)– It is the reunion of the, for many, greatest of all time and his potential successor, and American football fans are salivating at it. Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes will meet in Super Bowl LV on February 7, after leading their teams to victory on Sunday in each conference championship.
Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers stunned the Green Bay Packers red-hot 31-26 in the NFC championship, while Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills 38-24 in the AFC championship.
And given the 18-year age difference between the two star quarterbacks, fans are delighted with the idea that Brady, 43, will face Mahomes, 25, in Tampa Bay within two weeks.
Some compared them to the two editions of Yoda from the Star Wars movies and the television series The Mandalorian.
Brady and Mahomes playing in the Super Bowl ⏳ pic.twitter.com/fbiK9SczpM
– SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 25, 2021
Others tweeted photos announcing the clash of the two titans with images of two goats, suggesting that both Brady and Mahomes are two of the greatest players of all time (GOAT), while others compared it to a young Kobe Bryant versus an older Michael Jordan.
Mahomes vs Brady pic.twitter.com/i2WixwcyB6
— Twitter Sports (@TwitterSports) January 25, 2021
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and now CBS commentator Tony Romo described it as an “all-time matchup” and compared it to “LeBron and Jordan playing in the (NBA) Finals.”
It will also be the first Super Bowl meeting between the winning quarterbacks of the previous two Super Bowls.
By winning Sunday, Brady advanced to his 10th Super Bowl – nine with the New England Patriots and now one with the Buccaneers after signing with them earlier this season.
And as he did the last time he made it to the big game, in 2019, he celebrated in style with his Patriots teammate Rob Gronkowski, who also moved to Tampa Bay earlier this season.
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) January 25, 2021
The way Brady helped transform the Buccaneers has been remarkable, leading the team to the Super Bowl when they didn’t even make the postseason last year.
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For Mahomes, on the other hand, his actions are only increasing. He will play in his second straight Super Bowl after winning it last year and joined Kurt Warner, Brady and Russell Wilson as the only quarterbacks to reach the Super Bowl twice in his first four NFL seasons, according to NFL Research. .