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Latino Quarterback Lineage: From the Super Bowl to...?
From Joe Kapp to Jim Plunkett to Mark Sánchez, Latino quarterbacks have reached the pinnacle of the sport, yet have fallen just short lately. Who, then, will be the next Hispanic quarterback to make the jump to the Super Bowl?
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Joe Kapp

Joe Kapp

Once dubbed by Sports Illustrated "The Toughest Chicano," Kapp was injured in Super Bowl IV in 1970. He started the game for the Minnesota Vikings and threw two interceptions.

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Joe Kapp

Joe Kapp was the first Latino starting quarterback to lead his team to the Super Bowl. The Mexican-American is one of the most underrated Latino players in NFL history.

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Jim Plunkett

Jim Plunkett

Jim Plunkett is the only Latino starting quarterback to have won a Super Bowl. He won two, actually, including earning the MVP in Super Bowl XV. He is one of only four players to have won the Heisman Trophy and the Super Bowl MVP.

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Tom Flores

Tom Flores

Tom Flores was the first Latino quarterback in NFL history. He was the backup quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl IV in 1970. Flores, the first Latino head coach in history, won the Big Game in that capacity, too, when his Raiders won Super Bowls XV and XVIII.

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Jeff Garcia

Jeff García

Jeff García played for six different teams during an 11-year career. The four-time Pro Bowler guided several of those teams to the playoffs and won a few games, but could never get over the hump and advance to the Super Bowl.

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J.P. Losman

J.P. Losman, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, has had a bumpy career. He spent the early part of his career with the Buffalo Bills, where he eventually lost his job. Losman is currently backing up starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.

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Tony Romo

Tony Romo

Tony Romo, starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, seemingly had his best shot at advancing to the Super Bowl after the 2007 season when they were the top seed in the NFC conference. The underdog Giants, however, upset their NFC East rivals in Dallas. His ability to win pressure games has been questioned ever since.

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Tony Romo

Tony Romo

The Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback, whose dalliances with celebrity girlfriends have generated tabloid buzz, suffered a season-ending injury in 2010. Romo will look to rebound next year and try to live up to expectations.

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Mark Sánchez

Mark Sánchez of the New York Jets came up just short of the Super Bowl two seasons in a row. The Mexican-American quarterback is one of the most prominent Latinos in the NFL.

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Mark Sanchez throwing

Mark Sánchez

Mark Sánchez has a career playoff mark of 4-2, winning all of the games on the road. In the last two years, his New York Jets have upset higher-ranked teams, but eventually fell to the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh, just minutes shy of reaching the Super Bowl.

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Latino Quarterback Lineage: From the Super Bowl to...?

From Joe Kapp to Jim Plunkett to Mark Sánchez, Latino quarterbacks have reached the pinnacle of the sport, yet have fallen just short lately. Who, then, will be the next Hispanic quarterback to make the jump to the Super Bowl?

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