Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes put on quite a show at Super Bowl 57 on Sunday, but only one of them could have emerged from the contest a winner.
The pair made history as they went into the game as the first black quarterbacks to start in a Super Bowl game and they both had remarkable performances. Hurts had the better night, from a personal standpoint, as he passed for 304 yards and a touchdown while scoring three rushing TDs himself. He also set a record for most rushing yards by a QB in the Super Bowl with 70, as well as the record for most rushing scores by a signal-caller on the big stage.
The former Alabama and Oklahoma star would also complete a two-point conversion to tie the game late in the fourth quarter and would have been named MVP on the night had the Eagles won. However, the night belonged to Mahomes, who overcame an ankle injury to fire the Kansas City Chiefs to a second Super Bowl win in four seasons.
Mahomes, who was named the NFL’s regular-season MVP last week, also took home the Super Bowl MVP award after passing for 182 yards and three touchdowns.
The game was marred by a late penalty that set up a less-than-exciting finish. But, apart from that, it was a contest for the ages.
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Hurts and Mahomes have mutual respect for each other and were seen sharing an embrace after the 38-35 result. “Hell of a game,” Mahomes is said to have told his opposite number.
Hurts is still seeking his first championship as he is set to head into year four in the NFL. Mahomes, who has been around a bit longer (since 2017) has already cemented his legacy as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game at just 27 years of age.
The former Texas Tech star is a two-time Super Bowl Champion, a two-time MVP, a two-time Super Bowl MVP, a five-time Pro Bowler, and a two-time First-team All-Pro star. It’s frightening to think of what else he could go on to achieve before he retires.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.