Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts will make history as the first Black quarterbacks to compete in a Super Bowl. Super Bowl LVII will feature a matchup between their clubs, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles.
When Mahomes directs the Chiefs against the Eagles, he will have the chance to become the first Black quarterback in history to win two Super Bowl games.
In the 103-year history of the NFL, he would be just the third black starting quarterback (after Doug Williams and Russell Wilson) to win a championship.
Jalen Hurts hopes to write his own chapter in sports history by winning this game and becoming just the fourth Black quarterback to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Meanwhile, Mahomes has left his imprint on the NFL with his extraordinary skill and commitment. He has guided the Kansas City Chiefs to the playoffs for the first time in 50 years, and they are favourites to win the Super Bowl in 2020.
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The Philadelphia Eagles, with Jalen Hurts, as a quarterback, have made the playoffs for the first time since 2017. He has handled adversity with remarkable composure and resiliency this season, solidifying his reputation as a leader who can rise above the challenge.
Furthermore starting at quarterback in the Super Bowl were Colin Kaepernick, Steve McNair, and Cam Newton, all of whom fell short in their respective championship quests. (Wilson was also eliminated from the Super Bowl since he appeared in two Super Bowls with the Seahawks, one of which they won and one of which they lost.)
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Two brothers, Jason and Travis Kelce, will make Super Bowl history when they face off against each other for the first time ever after their respective teams won their respective divisional championship games on January 29.
Eagles center Jason tweeted on January 29 that he was done rooting for the Chiefs after their loss. His younger brother Travis, a tight end with the Chiefs, will be his opponent in the championship game.
On Sunday, February 12 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, LVII will be played in Glendale, Arizona.