Last February, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their second Super Bowl in franchise history with a comfortable 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady continued to defy the odds of old age and earned his seventh Lombardi Trophy with a strong performance, while the defense led the way in slowing down Patrick Mahomes.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic altered the Buccaneers ability to celebrate properly. The team held a boat parade in Tampa, but missed out on a chance to participate in the honored tradition of making a trip to the White House soon after the win.
On Tuesday, the Buccaneers finally got to make the trek to the nation’s capital with the Lombardi Trophy. Most of the team was in attendance to receive the warm welcome, including Brady and head coach Bruce Arians.
Take a look at the photo from the visit, courtesy of Scott Smith:
Champs, where champs belong! pic.twitter.com/udO8FJCXad
— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) July 20, 2021
Seeing championship teams back at the White House is refreshing and hopefully will continue to be the norm moving forward. The Buccaneers are certainly worthy of the honor after last year’s impressive run through the playoffs and dominant win in the Super Bowl.
With less than two months to go until the start of the regular season, the Bucs appear ready to defend their title. Almost the entirety of the team’s Super Bowl winning roster returned in free agency this offseason, which should set Tampa Bay up well in a talented NFC.
Brady should be back at full strength as well after undergoing surgery to repair a torn MCL this offseason. So long as he continues to play well, the Buccaneers could be headed back to the White House after Super Bowl LVI.