Mahomes’ Team Dilemma: NFL Buzzes Over Proposed All-Black vs All-White Pro Bowl: ‘Who gets Mahomes?’

Mahomes' Team Dilemma: NFL Buzzes Over Proposed All-Black vs All-White Pro Bowl: 'Who gets Mahomes?'


Controversial remarks by former Steelers Rb sparked debate


Mahomes' Team Dilemma: NFL Buzzes Over Proposed All-Black vs All-White Pro Bowl: 'Who gets Mahomes?'

In the ever-dynamic realm of the National Football League, Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs stands out as an exceptional quarterback. Despite some offensive struggles, the Chiefs remain key contenders for the top position in the American Football Conference. Mahomes’ achievements, including two Super Bowl victories, undeniably place him in the elite quarterback category.

However, Mahomes recently became the center of an intriguing debate sparked by a tweet from ex-NFL running back Rashard Mendenhall. The discussion, which gained traction online, centers around Mahomes’ racial background. Being a two-time Most Valuable Player, Mahomes’ ethnicity has stirred conversations about his identity in the sport

The Pro Bowl, often overshadowed by the Super Bowl’s grandeur, became a topic of discussion when Mendenhall proposed an idea to rejuvenate the event. He suggested a radical change to the game’s format to make it more engaging and reflective of players’ skills.


Rashard Mendenhall, who played for the Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, expressed his thoughts via Twitter:

“I’m sick of average white guys commenting on football. Y’all not even good at football. Can we please replace the Pro Bowl with an All-Black vs. All-White bowl so these cats can stop trying to teach me who’s good at football. I’m better than ur goat.”

NFL legends joined the debate
This tweet led to further commentary, with Brett Kollman, co-host of Bootleg Football Podcast and creator of The Film Room on YouTube, raising a question:

“Which team gets Mahomes”



The question about Mahomes’ team affiliation in such a hypothetical match stems from his mixed heritage. His father, former Major League Baseball pitcher Pat Mahomes, is Black, and his mother, Randi, is White. Born to this interracial couple in the mid-1990s, Patrick Mahomes’ identity has become a talking point in the proposed All-White vs. All-Black Pro Bowl scenario.

Amidst this debate, NFL icon J.J. Watt pointed out a potential weakness in an All-White team’s defense. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year responded to Mendenhall’s tweet:

“We’d get cooked at corner, not gonna lie. Nobody on our squad is covering Tyreek (Hill)”

Adding another dimension to the Pro Bowl discussion, former NFL wide receiver Chad Ochocinco Johnson suggested a match between current players and retired legends. This idea caught the attention of Tom Brady, who expressed enthusiasm by stating his confidence in scoring high with legends like Johnson and Randy Moss, especially under modern rules.