Patrick Mahomes thinks it is special to be playing in the First Super Bowl between black quarterbacks
The Super Bowl will be like none every before them this year. There have only been three black quarterbacks to ever win a Super Bowl; Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson and Doug Williams are the only three to ever win the big game. If the Eagles win, Hurts would become the fourth.
Patrick Mahomes was asked about his matchup with Hurts and he made sure to say he is fired up to play in the Super Bowl against another black quarterback.
“To be on the world stage and have two Black quarterbacks starting in the Super Bowl, I think it’s special,” Mahomes said in his press conference. “I’ve learned more and more about the history of the Black quarterback since I’ve been in this league and the guys that came before me and Jalen set the stage for this. And now, I’m just glad that we can set the stage for kids that are coming up now.
“It’ll be a great game [between] two great teams and against another great quarterback. So I’m excited to go out there and try to do what we can to win against a great team.”
Mahomes feels this game is a way to further progress for Black quarterbacks in the future.
“I think you’ve seen over time, whenever a guy like Doug Williams, or Michael Vick, or Donovan McNabb go out and play great football, it gives other guys like me and Jalen chances to have this platform and to have this spot on an NFL team,” Mahomes said. “And so, if we can continue to show that we can consistently be great, I think it’ll just continue to open doors for other kids growing up to follow their dreams and to be a quarterback of an NFL team. And it’s good that we have guys like Jalen on the other side because he’s a great person and obviously a great quarterback.”