First Black quarterback duel in Super Bowl is 'special' says Mahomes

February 04, 2023

Kansas City Chiefs star Mahomes, who is returning for his third Super Bowl appearance in four seasons, has no doubts about the significance of both signal-callers being Black. Mahomes stressed the impact that earlier Black quarterbacks, such as Doug Williams, the first to start and win a Super Bowl, with Washington, in the 1987 season, had made on him and others. Mahomes is one of only three Black quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl along with Williams and Russell Wilson, who triumphed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013. Story continuesHurts, who is the second Black quarterback to feature in the biggest game for the Eagles after McNabb in 2004, said the significance was evident. Two Black quarterbacks in the Super Bowl," Williams said in an interview with ESPN's website Andscape.