President Joe Biden declined to pick a winner in Sunday’s Super Bowl LV matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He did, though, pick a quarterback.
Speaking with CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell before the game, Biden gave a seasoned political answer when asked which team he thought would win the game at Raymond James Stadium.
Joe Biden sides with Mahomes over Brady
Biden, a former receiver himself, said he used to have “wild dreams” of being “a flanker back in the NFL” when he was younger.
But would he want Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes or Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady to be the one throwing to him?
“Obviously, Brady is a great quarterback,” Biden said on CBS. “Mahomes seems like he’s got a lot of potential, and so I’d probably take a shot with the young guy who [people] didn’t expect as much from.”
Pres. Biden tells @NorahODonnell that he once had “wild dreams” of becoming a professional football player.
As a former receiver, he says he’d rather go out for a pass from Patrick Mahomes over Tom Brady: “I’d probably take a shot with the young guy I didn’t expect as much from” pic.twitter.com/Hg2vIjjXeS
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) February 7, 2021
His strategy isn’t a bad one. Mahomes is almost 20 years younger than Brady, after all. If Biden is playing the long game, going with the younger of the two certainly makes sense.
Biden’s quarterback choice, though, apparently doesn’t mean that he’s siding with Kansas City in the Super Bowl.
“I don’t know who’s going to win,” Biden said on CBS. “I think they’re both great quarterbacks. One is just a younger version potentially of an old, great quarterback. Not old — in NFL terms old.”
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