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Patrick Mahomes has become the NFL’s most influential figure

Episode 13 of the Arrowhead Pride Editors Show is here!

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In our latest edition of the Arrowhead Pride Editors Show, we discussed the article that led Tuesday’s edition of Arrowheadlines, “The power of Patrick Mahomes saying ‘Black Lives Matter.’”

Mahomes was one of the many stars who participated in an effort to push awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement, which resulted in a video response from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Here is the excerpt of the article that led to our deep-dive discussion on this week’s show:

The stunning shift in the league’s public stance on the peaceful protest movement occurred because some of its black stars — and especially black quarterbacks — drew a line in the sand. Several black and white league officials told The Undefeated that the importance of Mahomes’ involvement in the video can’t be overstated. He’s not only the game’s top black star. He’s the face of the entire NFL.

Mahomes’ involvement pushed the Kansas City Chiefs to support the cause. Goodell responded on behalf of the league with a video released last Friday. The participation of Mahomes and Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson left the league without a choice.

A case could be made that Mahomes is the most influential figure in all of football.

In the first half of the show, we discuss Andy Reid’s return to the building, the league’s new protocols for teams to return to facilities, Tyreek Hill getting national recognition and much more.

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