Giants and Jets fans' rooting guide for Super Bowl LV between Chiefs and Buccaneers

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Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady zoom before Super Bowl LV
Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady zoom before Super Bowl LV

The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers square off in Tampa on Sunday in Super Bowl LV.

The game features a matchup between perhaps the best quarterback ever and the young quarterback who could one day take that title from him.

But when it comes to Giants fans (whose team twice beat Tom Brady in the Super Bowl) and Jets fans (who haven't experienced a Super Bowl in over 50 years), it could be hard to find a rooting interest.

Here are some Giants and Jets ties to each Super Bowl team, and a reason to root for each franchise this weekend...

The Chiefs:

  • Have Le'Veon Bell, the embattled running back who was released by the Jets earlier this year. (He didn't record a stat in the AFC title game).

  • Have one-time Giant tackle Mike Remmers, plus DC Steve Spagnuolo, the Giants' defensive coordinator during the 2008 Super Bowl.

The Jets fan's case for the Chiefs

New York and K.C. are kindred spirits going back to their AFL days. The two teams won Super Bowls in '68 and '69, which stood as the only Super Bowl win, respectively, for either team until last year.

The Giants fan's case for the Chiefs


These teams have virtually zero history, but rooting for Spagnuolo to ruin another Super Bowl for Tom Brady might be enticing.

The Buccaneers:

  • Have former Giant Jason Pierre-Paul.

  • Have former Jets head coach Todd Bowles, who now serves (and has excelled) as Tampa Bay's defensive coordinator.

The Jets fan's case for the Buccaneers

It has to be rooting for Bowles, the man who guided the Jets to a 10-6 record with Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB.

The Giants fan's case for the Buccaneers

The QBs Who Beat Tom Brady in a Super Bowl Club already has one unwelcome member (Nick Foles). If Patrick Mahomes does it, too, the exclusive list will be more saturated.