The offseason drama surrounding Mahomes brought a more disturbing issue to light. He pointed out that black quarterbacks receive more scrutiny than their white counterparts. Lamar Jackson’s example is a fine case study because many coaches still consider him to be a glorified running back.
They also focus on their physical attributes over their intellect and mental capacities. Colin Kaepernick received a lot of abuse over his tattoos even before he took a knee. There have never been more black quarterbacks in the NFL but it remains a historically white position (via Sports Illustrated).