January was a rough year, so we are glad to kick off February with a win!
On Sunday night, the Kansas City Chiefs became Super Bowl Champions, beating out the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20. The win earned the Chiefs’ star quarterback, 24-year-old-year Patrick Mahomes, Super Bowl MVP Honors. It also secured him a place in history as the third black starting quarterback in history to ever win a Super Bowl, following Doug Williams and Russell Wilson.
“The best thing about it is you’re showing kids that no matter where you grow up, what race you are, that you can achieve your dream,” Mahomes told ESPN. “For me, being a black quarterback — having a black dad and a white mom — it just shows that it doesn’t matter where you come from. It doesn’t matter if you’re a baseball player or basketball player, follow your dreams.”
According to ESPN, Mahomes is the youngest quarterback to be named Super Bowl MVP, the third-youngest Super Bowl MVP recipient and the youngest quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl and league MVP.
“It’s this team. We have heart,” Mahomes told ESPN. “Coach [Andy Reid] pushes us to be the best people we can be and never give up.”
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