The 2023 Super Bowl championship clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles is almost upon us, and this years build up has been as massive as ever in the world wide press as fans across the globe lap up every bit of information they can to tell who will come out on top between Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts.
Although the Green Bay Packers have no stake in this years edition, eyes will undoubtedly be on the future and star quarterback Aaron Rodgers will definitely want at least one more stab at the title game before he follows legendary Tom Brady into full NFL game retirement, but in terms of Packers news right now as plans continue for the next regular season, there is still a championship tilt as Super Bowl champion offensive linesman Marshall Newhouse has been on the media circuit in recent times giving his thoughts.
Former Packer Gives His Thoughts on Upcoming Super Bowl
Having graced the Lambeau Field for three seasons (2010-2013), Newhouse recently appeared on the Acme Packing Company podcast to discuss Sunday’s upcoming game and he covered a number of varying topics with host Justis Mosqueda and for fans who like a flutter there are plenty of Super Bowl betting offers out there before the big game takes place.
One of the first topics discussed was obviously which franchise comes into this Vince Lombardi as favourites to lift the 2023 title, and Newhouse believes that recently second time crowned Most Valuable Player Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, clearly have the advantage over the Eagles given his greater development and experience – but that in no way downplays the season former rookie Hurts has had.
Newhouse went further though and spoke in depth about the totally underrated importance of defensive coach and coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, and how he changes up practice to try and give each game some kind of new element on passing downs to keep things fresh.
It is a good listen and other topics are covered but whatever the punditry and commentary that goes on ahead of the game, the simple fact is most will simply count the 2023 Super Bowl as a moment of history.
Rihanna makes her live return since her last tour back in 2016 at the laudable half time show. The showpiece final also sees brothers on both sides of the grid iron competing against each other for the first time and it is why some in the media are already calling this the Kelce Bowl.
Brothers Jason and Travis find themselves on opposite sides of the pitch but one brother will be taking the bragging rights. They are each on the offensive teams of the two franchises, so much in the way of Highlander – there can only be one.
Whilst it should not be a headline in this day and age in reality, this is also the first Super Bowl to feature two starring and starting black quarterbacks and in understanding the significance, both Mahones and Hurts knew it should be a game changer moving forward.
“To be on the world stage with two Black quarterbacks starting, I think it’s special. I’ve learned more and more about the history of the black quarterback since I’ve been in this league. The guys that came before me and Jalen set the stage for this. I think you’ve seen over time, whenever a guy like Doug Williams, or Michael Vick, or Donovan McNabb go out and play great football, it gives other guys like me and Jalen chances to have this platform and to have this spot on an NFL team.”
“I think it’s history. I think it’s something that’s worthy of being noted and it is history. It’s come a long way. I think it’s only been seven African American quarterbacks to play in the Super Bowl, so to be the first for something is pretty cool. I know it will be a good one.”
Every fan will be hoping it certainly turns into a good one.