Mahomes would join the list of Black quarterbacks who led their teams to Super Bowl victory in 2020.
Mahomes single-handedly brought his team, the Kansas City Chiefs back from a 10-point deficit in the final minutes, propelling it to its first Super Bowl win in 50 years; 31-20, over San Francisco 49ers.
“Mahomes’ performance was uplifting and annihilates the narrative that African American quarterbacks are somehow less capable,” said Clint Crawford, an engineer, to NBC after getting a haircut at his favorite barbershop in Los Angeles.
“He executed when it counted most and demonstrated the kind of toughness and fiery resolve we came to expect from athletes like Tom Brady and Kobe Bryant.”
“There’s a huge vacuum as a result of Kobe’s tragedy, and Mahomes was Mamba-like at a time when it was needed for his team and all of us who are grieving, especially the African American community,” Crawford said.
Mahomes skipped senior year to enter the 2017 NFL Draft after three years of college football at Texas Tech.
He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs.
According to the Community Voice, Mahomes rookie year was mostly spent as a back-up quarterback, until an end-of-season game as a starter showed his ability. A month later, he was named permanent starting QB for the 2018 season.