Tom Brady defied the odds again Sunday by winning his seventh championship ring, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV.

Earning his fifth Super Bowl MVP trophy in his first season with the Bucs, the 43-year old might not be done winning championships and cementing his legacy as greatest quarterback of all time.

Tampa Bay is among the favorites to win the title again next NFL season. Only the Chiefs have better Super Bowl LVI odds than the Buccaneers, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Kansas City leads the league with +550 odds, followed by Brady and Tampa Bay Bay +900.

The Green Bay Packers, whom the Buccaneers beat in the 2021 NFC Championship Game, also have +900 odds to win the 2022 Super Bowl at DraftKings.

The odds vary slightly at other sportsbooks, although Kansas City is the consensus favorite. FanDuel Sportsbook puts Tampa Bay (+950) just ahead of Green Bay (+1100) and the Buffalo Bills (+1100). At BetMGM, it’s the Packers (+900) who are given a better chance than the Bucs (+1000) to win next year’s Super Bowl.

Whatever the exact odds might be, Brady is considered a serious threat to win an eighth Super Bowl. It’s a feat that would’ve seemed nearly impossible just a few years ago.

Brady has won more Super Bowls than any NFL franchise. His seven Super Bowl titles nearly double the four championships won by Joe Montana and Terry Bradyshaw, who are tied for second on the all-time QB list. 

Brady has led his teams to victories in four of the last seven Super Bowls. No other quarterback has won a Super Bowl after his 39th birthday. Brady has done it at 41 and 43.

In 20 seasons as an NFL starter, Brady has made 10 Super Bowl appearances and reached the conference championship game 14 times. He has one year left on his two-year, $50 million contract with the Bucs, but has stated he wants to play until he is at least 45.

Brady outdueled defending Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes by completing 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

Tampa Bay’s defense was spectacular, holding the Chiefs without a touchdown. The young Bucs ranked sixth in league in defense during the regular season, giving Brady a real chance to compete for at least one more Super Bowl title. 

Brady does have one piece of recent history to overcome. No Super Bowl champion has successfully repeated since Brady and the New England Patriots won consecutive titles in 2004 and 2005.

Tom Brady has joined the ranks of US sports immortals after his seventh Super Bowl win Tom Brady has joined the ranks of US sports immortals after his seventh Super Bowl win Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Mike Ehrmann