Amazingly Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts will make history the moment they step on the field at Super Bowl LVII (57) Sunday, February 12, 2023.
It will mark the first time in NFL history that two Black quarterbacks have faced off in the big game. Mahomes is one of just three Black quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl, along with Russell Wilson and Doug Williams.
If the Kansas City Chiefs win, he will be the first black quarterback to win more than one Super Bowl. Steve McNair, Donovan McNabb, Colin Kaepernick, and Cam Newton have also made Super Bowl appearances. If Philadelphia Eagles win, Jalen Hurts could be the fourth black quarterback to take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
For the community seeing the NFL with two Black quarterbacks in the Super Bowl makes for a great change in the game as we know. The then-Washington Redskins win in 1988, earned Doug Williams the place as the first black quarterback with a Super Bowl trophy. The following wouldn’t be until 2014 Russell Wilson and Mahomes in 2020.