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Mohames and Hurts set up an all-Black Super Bowl showdown

For the first time in NFL history two Black quarterbacks will face off at the Super Bowl. The last time the NFL featured an all-Black showdown of this magnitude was in 2007 when two black head coaches Tony Dungy and Lovie played each other in Super Bowl XLI.

Many fans have described this year as the “year of the Black Quarterback” with as many as 11 Black QBs starting for their team — another NFL first in history. Now, only two stand for the grand showdown.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts and Kansas City Chief’s PartrickMahomes are both products of the Texas High school football.

Mohames was the MVP for Kansas City Chiefs in the 2019 championship when the Chiefs were trumped by Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers the next year.

Hurt will make his Super Bowl Debut as one of the youngest players in history at only 24 — the seventh youngest quarterback to start a Super Bowl, and if he wins, he will become the fourth youngest quarterback to lift the Lombardi Trophy.

Only 3 Black gunslingers have won the Super Bowls as starters in 103 years history of the NFL (Doug Williams, Russell Wilson and Patrick Mohames).Mahomes and Hurts are likely to finish as first and second on the MVP voting this year.

The first Black QB to play in the league was Fritz Pollard in 1923. Doug Williams was the first to start and win a Super Bowl in 1987.

NFL has had a troubled history with Black quarterbacks and there have been debates about whether Black quarterbacks have the mental strength and intellectual abilities to play in the high-octane high-pressure position, which is considered to be one of the toughest in American sports.

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Written by Aliyah Collins