Joe Biden sides with Patrick Mahomes over Tom Brady, declines to pick a winner in Super Bowl LV

Ryan Young
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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.”

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.”

President Joe Biden at Super Bowl LII in 2018
President Joe Biden, seen here at Super Bowl LII in 2018, declined to pick a winner in Super Bowl LV on Sunday. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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