The point here is that Super Bowl LIII will be played in Atlanta, a culturally rich city known as a mecca for hip hop and R&B.
The band - made up of frontman Adam Levine with Jesse Carmichael, James Valentine, PJ Morton, Matt Flynn, Sam Farrar and Mickey Madden - is now on their Red Pill BluesTour, but conveniently have a break between a New Year's Eve show in Las Vegas and the Australian leg of their tour, which kicks off on February 19.
The criticism about them not being local is valid. And the Super Bowl halftime show is designed for collaborating.
So, of course, fans were not particularly pleased with the Maroon 5 report.
Also, seriously, who listens to Maroon 5 voluntarily?
They're able to adapt their sound to bring in other artists and genres on a regular basis.
Don't forget about Atlanta natives Usher and CeeLo Green, both of whom Adam Levine performed with on The Voice.
Maroon 5 is a frontrunner to perform during the National Football League championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 3, 2019, ET has learned.
Here is what Twitter has to say about it: What do you think of the choice?
Performing during the famed Super Bowl halftime show would be a dream come true for the band, with Levine telling Howard Stern in 2015 that they "very actively want to play the Super Bowl", but had been on a "short list".
Maroon 5 have been waiting for this opportunity, which is only going to motivate them to make sure they do something special with it. "We think we sounded pretty good!"