Nicole Lynn, a prominent sports agent, has made history as the first Black woman to represent an NFL quarterback in the Super Bowl.
Lynn’s client, Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles, will be the starting quarterback in Super Bowl LVIII, a historic moment for both Lynn and Hurts.
In 2015, Lynn, 34, made history by becoming the first female agent to represent the top NFL agency, PlayersRep. In 2017, PlayersRep was acquired by Young Money APAA Sports Agency owned by world-renowned rapper, Lil Wayne. In 2021, Nicole elevated her career and joined the team at Klutch Sports Group as their new President of Football Operations.
Hurts, a second-round draft pick in 2020, had a standout season for the Eagles this year. Hurts became the youngest quarterback in franchise history to start in a playoff game at age 23. now, at 24 years old, Hurts will be competing in his first Super Bowl.
The partnership between Lynn and Hurts is a testament to the importance of representation in the sports industry. As the first Black woman to represent an NFL quarterback in the Super Bowl, Lynn is breaking down barriers and paving the way for other women and people of color to follow in her footsteps. Her success demonstrates that diversity in sports representation leads to success on and off the field.
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This year’s Super Bowl is also the first in which two Black quarterbacks will compete on the biggest stage in American sports. Kansas City Chief’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV in Miami in 2020 but lost Super Bowl LV.
Jalen Hurts will be the 8th Black QB to start a #SuperBowl
Joining Doug Williams, Donovan McNabb, Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, & Patrick Mahomes.
Willams, Wilson, and Mahomes are the lone winners. Wilson & Mahomes are the only ones to start multiple SBs.
— Jay Scott Smith (@JayScottSmith) January 30, 2023
This marks a new era in sports representation and highlights the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the industry. We’re excited to tune into the game on February 12.