The 2021 NFL offseason is in full swing.
It is the time of year when everyone can predict the future and not be proven wrong, yet.
With that in mind, let’s consider the three quarterbacks most likely to win a Super Bowl next season.
This could be a heated debate if I took a sharp right and threw in surprise picks.
But I am not so it is pretty straightforward.
1. Tom Brady – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The defending Super Bowl champions are doing everything right this offseason.
They are figuring out creative ways to keep the gang together after the winning season.
Tom Brady restructured his contract to free up cash so the Bucs could apply the franchise tag to Chris Godwin.
Rob Gronkowski signed on for another season.
Leonard Fournette agreed to a one year deal.
Given a more normal preseason, this team can only get better.
From this morning on @GetUpESPN with @Espngreeny, what’s it going to take for the Bucs to win back-to-back Super Bowls? Here’s how Bruce Arians and Tom Brady will approach things… pic.twitter.com/9WzK16X8qQ
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) March 26, 2021
Practically from the time that Coach Bruce Arians got his hands on that Lombardi Trophy in February, he had the goal of repeating.
“We’re going for two. And we ain’t stopping.”
2. Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs
Mahomes and the Chiefs already have a Super Bowl win under their belts.
The Chiefs will not have all the disadvantages they had leading into this past Super Bowl.
One of the least discussed was Patrick Mahomes’ health.
His turf toe injury suffered in the divisional game against the Cleveland Browns limited his mobility and hindered his rhythm on passing plays in the Super Bowl.
It was severe enough that Mahomes had surgery a few days after losing the Super Bowl, on February 10.
Source: #Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair a torn plantar plate in his foot, also known as turf toe. The rehab will be several months, but he’s expected to make a full recovery. Noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson will perform the procedure.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 9, 2021
Kansas City Chiefs GM Brett Veach talked about Mahomes’ recovery.
“It’s a three-month recovery, so we’re hopeful (Mahomes returns) somewhere around that mandatory minicamp, if we have it. We certainly think by training camp he’ll be ready to go and we’ll be smart with him.”
A healthy Patrick Mahomes makes the Kansas City Chiefs a frontrunner in the AFC and to win the Super Bowl.
3. Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
The 2020 NFL MVP is not getting any younger.
At 37 years old, he wants to win another Super Bowl.
Rodgers is one of the select few quarterbacks in the NFL that can win without a supporting cast.
He is that good.
It does not really matter that the Packers did not make any splashy free-agent signings (again).
Of course, many believe 2020 was the best and last chance for the Packers to win a Super Bowl for and with Rodgers, and they squandered it.
Speculation is growing that he may have to go elsewhere to win one.
There are 32 NFL teams so it is statistically possible that not one of these three NFL teams will vie for the 2022 Super Bowl Championship.
As always, it will be interesting to see how the season plays out.