CJ Stroud addresses significance of 2 Black QBs facing off in Super Bowl matchup
CJ Stroud has not missed the significance of this year’s Super Bowl matchup at the quarterback position.
On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will face off for the championship with Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes leading those teams, respectively. It marks the first time in history the Super Bowl will feature two Black QBs starting in the game.
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During a Friday appearance on The Jim Rome Show, Stroud was asked about that historic matchup. The Ohio State star admitted he’s a fan of both players and repeatedly called the matchup “amazing.”
“I definitely think it’s something that is amazing… not trying to make everything about race and culture, but for a kid like me growing up who started to see the transition of more African American QBs playing, and not just running around but being able to sit in the pocket and throw the ball,” Stroud said. “People who I look up to, it’s been amazing, so I definitely think just having that type of trailblazing leadership with those two guys doing it the right way. Being positive, not only on the field but off as well, is amazing.”
As for Stroud, he will prepare for the NFL Combine and will look to join Mahomes and Hurts as a Black QB to play for a Super Bowl title in his NFL career.
Here is the full segment from Stroud’s interview with Jim Rome, including his comments on dealing with pressure and preparing for the NFL Draft: