Patrick Mahomes Jalen Hurts Make History As First Two Opposing Black Starting Quarterbacks in Super Bowl
Barring injury, history will be made in less than two weeks at the upcoming Super Bowl. For the first time in NFL history, both starting quarterbacks will be of African descent. Plus, Rihanna is the featured halftime performer, making it a great day for Black people.This year’s football championship, Super Bowl LVII, taking place in Glendale, Arizona will be played on February 12. When the whistle blows, for the first time in National Football League history, the opposing quarterbacks, Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes and Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts will be Black.
According to CNN, one of two achievements can happen once the game is over. Mahomes, who became the third Black quarterback to take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy is looking to become the only one to do it more than once. Meanwhile, the goal of winning the Super Bowl would make Hurts the fourth winning Black Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
Sportscasting reported last year that Washington Redskins (Now known as the Commanders) quarterback, Doug Williams lifted his team back in 1988 when the team beat the Denver Broncos by a score of 42-10. After 21 Super Bowls had been played, he made history by breaking the racial barrier of a Black quarterback winning the NFL championship More than 25 years after that feat, current Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson, in his second year of playing in the NFL (2014) became the second Black man to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory. Coincidentally, Wilson, who was playing for the Seattle Seahawks back then, defeated the Denver Broncos. The Broncos have the distinction of being the first team to lose to two Black quarterbacks in the Super Bowl. And that result was also a blowout as the Seahawks beat them 43-8.
Just three years ago, in 2020, Mahomes became the third Black quarterback to win the championship when the Chiefs won 31-20 against the San Francisco 49ers.
He also had the distinction of being the youngest quarterback, at 24 to win the Super Bowl