The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to host the Kansas City Chiefs for Super Bowl LV after winning three consecutive road playoff games to finally get that home game for the biggest contest of the year. Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady headline the matchup, but neither team lacks elite talent at key positions, which is a big reason these two teams find themselves with an opportunity to bring home a Lombardi trophy.
As we did last year, Pro Football Focus ranked all 44 projected Super Bowl starters along with nine rotational players whom we expect to play key roles. The order is heavily influenced by 2020 PFF grades and positional ranks -- which are included for each player -- but it isn't solely based on that one data point, as the rankings also factor in past play and the role each player is asked to execute. We're including the grades for all 53 players, along with their overall ranking for their position.
We kick things off with the headliners, two top-five quarterbacks who will each be looking to add another Super Bowl ring to their collection.