The NFL Future Is Bright: Jalen Hurts, Patrick Mahomes Put On Tremendous Show In The Super Bowl

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The celebration in Arizona is over, and the Kansas City Chiefs are the 2022 season’s Super Bowl Champions. Patrick Mahomes excelled and won the Super Bowl MVP award for the second time in his career. But let’s not forget what this night was about, an historic Super Bowl game that featured two African-American quarterbacks for the first time ever and they delivered an epic game.


With the retirement of Tom Brady, the chapter for the “old guard” quarterbacks is officially closed and a new era has already begun. Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes headline a new class of young, mobile and entertaining passers that can create and improvise when plays break down. The days of the immobile Philip Rivers, Drew Brees, Eli Manning and Matt Ryans of the world is well behind this era of football.

Super Bowl Performance For The Ages

In Super Bowl LVII, Mahomes and Hurts did the following:

73 Combined points

757 Total yards

7 Combined TDs

0 INTs thrown

Close 38-35 finish

Consider this was the first ever Super Sunday to feature to black quarterbacks, is this what we’ve been missing all this time? It’s been our loss and hopefully this is a start of something new.

Proving the Doubters Wrong

Leading up to the game, 49ers veteran Kicker Robbie Gould took shots at Philly’s quarterback Jalen Hurts by saying: “If you make Jalen Hurts play quarterback, you’re gonna have a pretty solid day on defense,”

Hurts not only stepped up to play well, he arguably outplayed the Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes in the biggest stage with nearly 400 yards of total offense by himself and 4 scores.

Mutual Respect

When discussing the Eagles quarterback, Patrick Mahomes offered plenty of support to the young single-caller in the post-game press conference.

“If there were any doubters left, there shouldn’t be now”