Shaq Barrett totaled four quarterback hits and one sack in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday evening. It wasn’t quite as dominating as Von Miller’s MVP performance in Super Bowl 50, but it sure looked familiar watching No. 58 harass offensive tackle Mike Remmers.
Five years ago, Remmers started for the Carolina Panthers and struggled to block Miller in the Big Game. Miller totaled six tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in a 24-10 win. Again, Barrett’s numbers weren’t quite that impressive, but this brings back memories, doesn’t it?
Remmers vs. #58 in the Super Bowl
— Ryan Greene (@RyanCBS4) February 8, 2021
Tampa Bay’s defense shut down Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, sacking him three times and intercepting him twice. Mahomes finished the contest with a 52.3 passer rating.
In Super Bowl 50, Denver’s defense sacked Carolina quarterback Cam Newton six times and intercepted him once. Newton, who was the NFL MVP that season, finished the game with a 55.4 passer rating.
The old saying is true — defense wins championships. Right, Aqib Talib?
When they say defense wins chips they really mean that!!!
— AqibTalib21 (@AqibTalib21) February 8, 2021
Barrett is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month, just like Miller did after he won Super Bowl 50. Miller was rewarded with a six-year contract extension worth $114.1 million.