When Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts take the field in the Super Bowl on Feb. 12, they will be the first two Black quarterbacks to face off against each other. It’s a feat that both quarterbacks are proud of.
“It’s history now. It’s come a long way since then. Only (eight) African American quarterbacks have appeared in a Super Bowl. It’s a big deal to do something first. “I know it’ll be a good one,” Hurts, the quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, told reporters on Thursday. “This is history. READ MORE-DEION SANDERS MAKES A BOLD STATEMENT WITH COLORADO’S MASSIVE FIRST RECRUITING CLASS.
Once the title game begins, eight Black quarterbacks will take the field: Doug Williams, Steve McNair, Donovan McNabb, Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Mahomes, and Hurts.
Williams, Wilson, and Mahomes are the only three Black quarterbacks in Super Bowl history.
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Having two Black quarterbacks in the starting lineup and the Super Bowl being broadcast across the world are both fantastic developments. I’ve picked up a lot of knowledge about the league since joining it. history of Black quarterbacks, and the men who came before me and Jalen (Hurts) set the stage for this,” Mahomes said on Thursday. I’m happy that our efforts will allow us to give today’s children a solid foundation upon which to build a successful future.
Mahomes noted that he would not be in this position without the foresight of prior Black quarterbacks. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback aims to have the same impact on young Black kids who want to be NFL quarterbacks.
When players like Doug Williams, Michael Vick, or Donovan McNabb excel on the field, opportunities for players like Jalen and me to have this platform and play this role on an NFL team gradually become available, according to Mahomes.”I think that if we keep showing that we can always be good, it will make it easier for other kids to follow their dreams as they grow up.” to become an NFL quarterback. READ MORE–WHO WILL WIN SUNDAY’S GRAMMYS BATTLE BETWEEN BEYONCÉ AND ADELE, AND WHO SHOULD?
Earlier this week, Chiefs coach Andy Reid termed the feat “special,” but he agreed that one day, the color of the quarterback’s skin won’t be a big deal.
The fact that they are outstanding is the most crucial factor. I believe it is a tribute to (Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts). That is unusual. “It’s one-of-a-kind,” Reid added. “I never think about it that way. I don’t care what hue you are when I look at you. You’re an excellent player. It takes a significant amount of time and effort to be in that position. That is very much appreciated. I’ve never been one to focus on the color. We had everyone where I grew up. Everyone was a factor in the equation. Someday, I hope that’s how everything works.”
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