Two black quarterbacks have won the Super Bowl. The first was Doug Williams while playing for Washington in 1988, and the second was Russell Wilson while playing for Seattle in 2014.Continue Reading
Doug Williams began the 1987 season as a backup but took over in the opening game of the season after an injury to starter Jay Schroeder. He would go on to lead Washington to a Super Bowl victory as well as becoming the Super Bowl MVP and setting a number of passing records in the game.
Russell Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl victory in the 2013 to 2014 season, the first championship win for the team. Wilson posted a 123.1 passer rating with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Wilson would again lead the Seahawks to the Super Bowl in 2014 to 2015 season becoming the first black quarterback to play in two Super Bowls. However the Seahawks would be defeated by the Patriots.Learn more about American Football