The LA Rams won their second Super Bowl trophy in the absence of seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady.
The 2022 Super Bowl took place last night (Sunday, February 13, 2022) with the Los Angeles Rams winning for the second time in their history.
With just a minute and 25 seconds left on the clock, Cooper Kupp scored his second touchdown of the game and gave the Rams their second NFL title.
Not only did Kupp score two touchdowns, but the 28-year-old wide receiver was later named the game’s most valuable player.
Fans around the world were not only treated to such a triumphant football spectacle, but Dr. Dre also put on an iconic halftime show that included Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J Blige.
There was, however, a noticeable absence from the Los Angeles SoFi Stadium. Tom Brady, the former American football player and one of the best quarterbacks in the world was not present for the game after his recent retirement from the sport.
The team of the seven-time Super Bowl winner, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was eliminated in the final stages of divisional play and was not present for the playoffs.
Following their exit from competition, the 44-year-old American icon announced his retirement from the game.
Who is Tom Brady?
Brady was born in San Mateo, Calif., and was selected 199th overall by the New England Patriots in the 2000 NFL Draft.
In his early days in American football, Brady was never considered a talent and it was only after his first seasons with the Patriots that his prowess was noticed and he was later considered one of the biggest draft flights.
Brady played for the Patriots through 2019 and won six Super Bowl champions as well as four Super Bowl MVP titles with them.
In 2019, Brady announced he was moving to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he helped his new team win the 2021 Super Bowl.
The 44-year-old holds nearly every major quarterback record, including passing yards, completions, touchdown passes and games started.
He has never had a losing season and is the NFL leader in career quarterback wins, regular season quarterback wins, playoff wins and being the only footballer to winning the Super Bowl MVP title for two different franchises.
Brady was also unanimously named for the 100th all-time anniversary in 2019 and is the only NFL quarterback named to two teams in all decades (2000s and 2010s).
When did Tom Brady retire?
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers advanced to the divisional playoffs but suffered a shock loss to the ultimate Super Bowl winners, the LA Rams. The Rams beat the Buccs 30-27, ejecting Brady and his team from a competition he has won more than any other player.
It had been speculated that Brady would retire if the Buccs didn’t make it to this year’s Super Bowl, but previous suggestions from Brady himself had indicated he wanted to play until he was 45. at least.
Taking to Twitter in early February, the most successful quarterback in NFL history announced he would be retiring: “It’s hard for me to write, but here goes. I will no longer make this competitive commitment. I’ve loved my NFL career, and now it’s time to focus my time and energy on other things that need my attention.
“I thought a lot last week and I asked myself some difficult questions. And I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished. My teammates, coaches, competitors and fans deserve 100% from me, but for now it is best that I leave the playing field to the next generation of dedicated and committed athletes.
When is the next NFL season?
The 2022 NFL season will begin with the LA Rams as champions on Thursday, September 8, 2022 and end on Sunday, January 8, 2023.
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