88 percent of the NFL’s 32 teams are toast for 2020, leaving just the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to fight for Super Bowl LV. Here’s what a Super Bowl victory would mean for each team:
With a win Sunday in Kansas City, the Bills would clinch their fifth Super Bowl appearance and would look to avoid becoming the only team with an 0-5 Super Bowl record. Otherwise, they’d become the 21st NFL franchise with at least one Vince Lombardi Trophy. A championship for the Bills would feel a lot like the Philadelphia Eagles’ win in 2017.
Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid can lock up their second rings, which would essentially ensure spots in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for both of them. That’s especially notable for Mahomes, because he’s only 25 years old. Meanwhile, the Chiefs would become the first team to repeat since the 2003/2004 New England Patriots, and Kansas City would become the 10th team with more than two Lombardi Trophies.
Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers will likely win his third MVP award the night before the Super Bowl, and could become the third quarterback in NFL history with three MVPs and two Super Bowls (alongside Tom Brady and Peyton Manning). Meanwhile, the Packers would join the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, and San Francisco 49ers in the five-Super Bowl club.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady could punch a ticket to his 10th Super Bowl, which is twice as many as any other quarterback in league history. He could also win his seventh, which would be three removed from Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana. That is all, of course, ridiculous. Meanwhile, with two coach of the year awards and a Super Bowl ring, we’d have to start considering Bruce Arians’ credentials for the Hall of Fame. And more broadly, the Bucs could become the league’s 14th team with multiple Lombardi Trophies in their possession.