Talent & Brains That Were Ignored For Too Long: Black QBs and Coaches in the NFL

Talent & Brains That Were Ignored For Too Long: Black QBs and Coaches in the NFL

For numerous decades, black athletes were essentially denied a chance to play QB in the NFL. Moreover, Head Coach positions also seemed to be reserved for whites. Those injustices have started to be addressed in the last 20 years. There's still a long way to go, but progress has been made. Let's test your knowledge of these great athletes and coaches.

Which left handed QB actually ran for over 1000 yards in 2006?

What former Steeler defender got his 1st Head Coach job with Tampa Bay?

Before recently getting a 2nd shot, what coach was previously fired for one bad year in Arizona?

What former assistant to Bill Belichick later took over a division rival?

Before becoming a Head Coach, who won a Super Bowl as the DC for the Baltimore Ravens?

What QB had a lengthy career in Philly before finishing it in Washington and Minnesota?

What QB played his college ball at Wisconsin and is 1-1 in Super Bowls?

What college coach was recently fired right after a game by the university president?

What QB played college ball at Oklahoma and Alabama?

What QB starred at West Virginia and was initially drafted by the New York Jets?

What former Head Coach is currently the Defensive Coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams?

What current NFL Head Coach was previously the Head Coach at the University of Illinois?

What current Assistant Head coach of the 49ers was the former Head Coach for the Chargers?

What NFL QB starred at Marshall before playing in the NFL for the Jaguars & Steelers?

Which QB who wore #1 won numerous championships in the CFL before joining the NFL?

Which QB who wore #11 had some great seasons playing with Randy Moss?

What current NFL QB starred in college for the Univesity of Lousville?

What former player and current Head Coach was first hired by the New York Jets?

What QB replaced Tua Tagovailoa when he was injured earlier this year?

What QB was the MVP of the 1974 Pro Bowl game?

What QB is 1-1 in Super Bowls as a starting QB with Kansas City?

Before becoming the Head Coach of 2 NFL teams, who was also the Head Coach at Wake Forest?

What QB originally played for Tampa but won a Super Bowl with Washington?

What current NFL starting QB was also a first round pick by the Oakland As?

What former coach was a Pro Bowl offensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders?

Talent & Brains That Were Ignored For Too Long: Black QBs and Coaches in the NFL

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