Last night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 to capture their second Super Bowl. One of the players who played a key role in keeping the Lombardi Trophy in Tampa was former Bull Jason Pierre-Paul.
JPP put on a pretty good performance on the field where he used to play his college ball. He recorded three solo tackles and one pass deflection. However, his biggest impact during the game is something that can’t be shown by statistics.
For the entire game, JPP and the rest of the defensive line were constantly in the face of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Whenever the Bucs defense sent the rush, Mahomes seemed to only have three seconds in the pocket. If Mahomes wasn’t a talented scrambler, the Bucs would have a lot more than just two sacks. This pressure shut down the entire offense. Because of JPP and the rest of the defensive line, the star-studded Chiefs offense never managed to get into the end zone.
How about that Bucs defense, though? pic.twitter.com/334qyLKfb4— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) February 8, 2021
This win caps off what has been an amazing season for JPP. His amazing play in the regular season earned him Pro Bowl honors and now he has earned his second ring, the first player from USF to earn that honor.