On Sunday February 12, Superbowl LVIII will be premiering with the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the Philadelphia Eagles for the title of champion and the Lombardi trophy. There have been many historical matchups, but Superbowl LVIII is going to be leaving a mark as this championship marks the first time in NFL history that two Black quarterbacks will be squaring off for the prize. The Chief’s Quarterback being Patrick Mahomes, and The Eagles Quarterback being Jalen Hurts.
Up till this year, only three Black quarterbacks have ever managed to win the Superbowl, with Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs being the latest victor after he and the chiefs won the Superbowl against the 49ers back in 2020. The other two quarterbacks being Doug Williams, who was the first Black quarterback to win a Superbowl and was the quarterback for the Washington Commanders (Formerly know back then as the Washington Redskins) back in 1988, the second Black quarterback to win a Superbowl didn’t come until 2014 when Russel Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks to a Superbowl win against the Denver Broncos who Russel Wilson now plays for in 2023.
The Chiefs and Eagles will be facing off at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Eagles are predicted to be the winners over the Chiefs but no matter what team wins, it’s going to be a historical moment for either quarterback.
If Patrick Mahomes wins this Superbowl for the Kansas City Chiefs, he will become the first Black Quarterback to win multiple Superbowl’s in his career. However, If Jalen Hurts manages to win the Superbowl over the Chiefs and secure a win for the eagles, he will make history as only the 4th Black quarterback to ever win a Superbowl in NFL history.
Both teams head into this historical match-up with a 14-3 season, making both teams the best teams of the season with the highest scoring wins.