Congratulations to Nicole Lynn, Jalen Hurts’ agent from the Philadelphia Eagles, who is the first black woman to represent an NFL quarterback in the Super Bowl. On the same day that the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 23-20 in the AFC Championship game, the Philadelphia Eagles won their game against the San Francisco 49ers. According to CBS Sports, the Eagles and Chiefs are the two teams going to Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona, as a result of their victories.
Thanks to the two teams that will be competing, the 2023 Super Bowl has some ties to Black history. Two Black quarterbacks will be competing for their teams in the NFL for the first time in league history, according to CNN. Hurts, though, is bringing more history to the Super Bowl in 2023 since he broke the trend by hiring an all-female staff of agents. Hurts’ Super Bowl quarterbacking has made his agent Nicole Lynn the first Black woman to represent a quarterback in the prestigious matchup.
35 years after Doug Williams was the first Black quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl, Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes will become the first Black quarterbacks to face off in a Super Bowl. https://t.co/oimJMxWobP
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 30, 2023
Diverse Representation published a piece on Monday honoring Lynn’s most recent success. It emphasized Lynn’s historical contributions during Black History Month as an NFL agent, attorney, and President of Operations at Klutch Sports. By being the first NFL player to hire an all-female team of agents, Jalen Hurts has demonstrated his pleasure in being a pioneer in the league.
“I admire anyone who puts their head down and works for what they want. And I know women who do that daily, but they don’t get the same praise as men—they don’t get the praise that they deserve,” Hurts told Sports Illustrated in August 2022.
“I’ve seen that now with tons of different women in my life that are hustlers. Athletes, coaches, women in the business world of sports. I see it all the time. And they deserve their flowers too. So if me saying something about it brings more attention to it, then I’m all for that.”
– Steve Sijenyi