This Super Bowl has already made some history before the game even started. First Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts became the first African American quarterbacks to face off in the Super Bowl. Along with this, Jason and Travis Kelce became the first pair of brothers to play against each other on the league’s biggest stage. There is a good chance there some more history could be made on the field this year. There are three records in particular that easily could be set or broken in Super Bowl LVII.
First Punt Returned For a Touchdown In Super Bowl History
The first historic mark that could be set in the Super Bowl is the first punt returned for a touchdown. Shockingly, this is something that still never has been done in the Super Bowl. While this is one of the more difficult ways to score, this is one of the easier records that could be set. There have only been three punts returned this season, none of them coming from a player on the Eagles or Chiefs. With there being so many variables on any given punt, this is something that could happen in Super Bowl LVII.
Longest Field Goal In Super Bowl History
The next record that could be broken is the longest field goal in Super Bowl history. As long as the opportunity to kick a field goal of this distance occurs, there is a very good chance the record will be broken. Currently, the longest field goal in Super Bowl history is 54 yards by Steve Christe. In 2022 alone, both Jake Elliott and Harrison Butker have both made kicks of a further distance, 56 and 62 yards respectively. There is a chance that this could be a very high scoring Super Bowl and both teams will be desperate for any points they can get. As a result of this, we could very well see a field goal attempt that could end up breaking the record. Especially with Butker already hitting a kick eight yards back from the record this season.
Most Touchdowns By a Tight End In Super Bowl History
The final record that has a reasonable chance of being broken is the single game receiving touchdowns by a tight end record. Currently, Rob Gronkowski and Dann Ross are tied for the record with two. If this record were to be broken in this Super Bowl, it would most likely be done by Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. While Kelce has not gotten multiple touchdowns in the two Super Bowl appearances he already has to his name, the third time could be the charm for him. Already in this season, Kelce has had two games that would have broken the record. The first came against the Las Vegas Raiders in which Kelce had four touchdowns, and the second came against the Los Angeles Chargers where Kelce scored three times. Philadelphia has an incredible defense, however, with Kelce being one of the top red zone threats in the league, it could happen.