Tom Brady Details Why 3-Peating As Super Bowl Champs Will Be So Tough for Chiefs

What will it take for the Kansas City Chiefs to win a third consecutive Super Bowl title? Legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady offered his thoughts.

Nobody knows what it takes to win three Super Bowls in a row — because nobody’s done it. But Tom Brady’s on the short list of players who’ve completed the first two legs of a three-peat, and the New England Patriots legend has thoughts on what it will take for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs to make NFL history in 2024.

How Tom Brady Feels About Potential Chiefs 3-Peat

Brady, who’ll begin his FOX Sports broadcasting career next season, talked about the Chiefs’ three-peat chances during a Monday appearance on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd.”

“Even when you look at the way the Chiefs won the Super Bowl last year against the 49ers, it was an incredible comeback, so to speak,” Brady said. “They played really well at the end, and the margin of error was razor-thin. That’s the way it’s going to be this year as well. It’s very rare.

“I played on an undefeated team. We were one of the best teams, I think, in the history of football in 2007. We go to the Super Bowl. We played less than our best game. The Giants played an awesome game, and they ended up beating us. All of these teams in the NFL are very competitive, they’re all well-coached. The margin for error is razor-thin.

“So, to win one Super Bowl is extremely difficult. To win two back-to-back, what the Chiefs have done, as we know in the history of the sport, is nearly impossible. To win three in a row, there’s a reason why no one’s done it.”

Brady, clearly drawing from his time in New England, then went into detail on why staying atop the NFL mountain is so difficult.

“To put three of those together, in back-to-back-to-back seasons, with drafting last, a very hard schedule, all of the turnover in free agency, and guys continuing to be motivated, it’s a big challenge,” Brady said. “That’s not to say the Chiefs couldn’t accomplish that. Believe me, everybody would probably put them as one of the odds-on favorites to do it.

“Even then, there’s not a 50 percent chance of that happening. They’re way less than that. Those players are going to show up every day, they’re going to have to put in the work like they have.”

The Chiefs will enter next season as clear Super Bowl favorites. But before it can worry about another deep playoff run, Kansas City must overcome a strange schedule that’s more difficult than you might think.

Chiefs Facing Daunting Schedule Next Season

The Chiefs’ 2024 slate ranks middle of the road in strength of schedule. Tough matchups with teams such as the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, and San Francisco 49ers are balanced out by six games against potentially mediocre AFC West teams.

However, don’t be surprised if the Chiefs struggle — by their standards, anyway — through a logistically brutal schedule.

Kansas City will play games every day of the week except Tuesday. In addition to eight Sunday afternoon games, the Chiefs will play twice on Sunday Night Football and twice on Monday Night Football.

They’ll also open the season on a Thursday night and play on Black Friday. For good measure, the Chiefs will play a Saturday game just four days before playing on Christmas.

When the dust settles, Kansas City will have played five games on extra rest and four on short rest.

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It’s a weird slate, perhaps the weirdest we’ve ever seen. But the Chiefs have the quarterback, head coach, and veteran leadership to overcome it.

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