For the first time in NFL history, two Black quarterbacks will be competing in the Super Bowl. How crazy is that?!
This year’s Super Bowl, taking place this Sunday, February 12th at 5:30PM CST, will feature the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles. The quarterback for the Chiefs is Patrick Mahomes, and the quarterback for the Eagles is Jalen Hurts. Both are equally invaluable assets for both teams.
Mahomes recently commented on this historic milestone on CNN. “I’ve learned more and more about the history of the Black quarterback since I’ve been in this league…The guys that came before me and Jalen set the stage for this, and now I’m just glad we can set the stage for kids that are coming up now. It’ll be a great game against two great teams and against another great quarterback. I’m excited to go out there and do what we can against a great team.”
BLACK SUPER BOWL QUARTERBACKS
- Doug Williams – Won Super Bowl XXII
- Steve McNair – Lost Super Bowl XXXIV
- Donovan McNabb – Lost Super Bowl XXXIX
- Colin Kaepernick – Lost Super Bowl XLVII
- Russell Wilson – Won Super Bowl XLVII and Lost Super Bowl XLIX
- Cam Newton – Lost Super Bowl 50
- Patrick Mahomes – Won Super Bowl LIV, Lost Super Bowl LV
Hurts also spoke to reporters about the importance of this upcoming moment in the NFL. “I think it’s something that’s worthy of being noted and it is history. It’s come a long way. I think it’s only been seven African-American quarterbacks to play in the Super Bowl, so to be the first for something is pretty cool. I know it will be a good one.”
I’m very excited for this game, and regardless of the winner, both quarterbacks seem very happy just to be able to make history by playing each other during the 57th Super Bowl.
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Ezan Charo, Junior, ChiArts
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