Mahomes, Hurts hope to ‘encourage’ in first Super Bowl with two Black QBs
History shall be made in Super Bowl LVIl.
With the Chiefs‘ Patrick Mahomes and the Eagles‘ Jalen Hurts main their respective groups, Sunday’s recreation would be the first Super Bowl to characteristic two beginning Black quarterbacks.
Several Chiefs and Eagles gamers famous the significance of the feat at Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday. Naturally, the dialog started with Mahomes and Hurts.
“I have a lot of respect for the guys that came before me and laid the foundation,” Mahomes mentioned. “There’s so many other greats that battled to get that starting position. So, they gave me the position to be here.”
Mahomes additionally complimented his counterpart whereas saying he hopes they each can do what quarterbacks like Doug Williams did earlier than him.
“To play against a guy like Jalen, a genuine, great dude that’s worked his tail off to be in the position that he’s in, it’s going to be a special game and a special moment for a lot of kids to watch and try to assume that role that we’re trying to set the example for,” Mahomes mentioned.
Hurts additionally credited the Black quarterbacks that preceded him and helped pave the best way for him and Mahomes.
“You think about all the rich history in this game, and to be a part of such a historic event, a historic moment, it’s special,” Hurts mentioned. “There’s been so many quarterbacks before me, including Pat, that helped lay the foundation for me to have this opportunity. Seven African-American quarterbacks to start in this game and now the first time to have two go head-to-head.”
Hurts is hoping Super Bowl LVII may also help encourage children across the nation.
“That’s uplifting the next generation of quarterbacks,” Hurts mentioned. “That 4-year-old or 5-year-old kid back in Houston, back in Philly, back in Texas, Louisiana and wherever across the world, that regardless of what someone says or might have an opinion about you, you can do it. You can do it, too.
“I worth the platform that I’ve and I’m certain Pat does as properly, so we simply wish to encourage the subsequent individuals.”
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Hurts’ teammate and Eagles receiver A.J. Brown is not shocked to see two Black quarterbacks squaring off within the Super Bowl, however he believes it is essential.
“It means a lot just to have two Black quarterbacks in this league playing at a high level,” Brown mentioned. “I think Patrick Mahomes is 27 and Jalen Hurts is 24, so it speaks volumes about those two. They work on their craft daily and they keep trying to get better. So, hats off to both of those guys.”
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Several gamers on either side confirmed respect for a way properly Hurts and Mahomes play the place. Chiefs’ star defensive sort out Chris Jones believes Hurts is the engine of the Eagles’ high-flying offense.
“Jalen Hurts this year showed he was one of the best dynamic quarterbacks, dual-threat quarterbacks, in this league,” Jones mentioned. “Behind that offensive line and what A.J. Brown and what [DeVonta] Smith as his wide receivers, they’ve been one of the best offenses in the league. That speaks volumes for itself.”
Eagles’ star pass-rusher Haason Reddick is aware of the dual-threat capacity Mahomes has, even with a damage ankle.
“When it comes to Patrick Mahomes, man, he’s a tremendous talent,” Reddick mentioned. “I don’t know if you can contain him. I just don’t know, he’s that good. I won’t lie, he is. The only thing you can do is go out there and give it everything you’ve got. This is the last game of the year, so go out there and give it everything you’ve got. Empty the tank and see where you end up at once the final buzzer hits.
“But Pat, he is their workforce. He’s the playmaker, every little thing runs by him. He’s a terrific expertise. Man, I really like his recreation. He’s a terrific participant.”
Reddick embracing the challenge of defending Mahomes
Eagles linebacker Hasson Reddick would not know if it is attainable to include Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
If Reddick, who has 19.5 sacks over the common season and the playoffs, can take down Mahomes, it will imply one thing extra to the Pro Bowler.
“To sack him, man, in the Super Bowl, that would be crazy,” Reddick mentioned. “He’s one of the quarterbacks in the league that I haven’t been able to sack yet. If I’m able to get to him and I get him in the Super Bowl, that’s going to be historic to me.”
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