The four are the key players of the two Conference finals scheduled for Sunday which will decide the protagonists of the grand final in Glendale
They are the cardinal points, the compass of the Conference NFL finals. The road to the Super Bowl passes through them: whether their respective teams will go home or south, headed to Glendale, Arizona, where the final will be played on February 12, will be decided above all by their performances. They are Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts and Brock Purdy, the quarterbacks. Perhaps in no team sport – in American football the staff is 53 players, 11 play in attack and as many, different, in defense -, the role of an individual is so decisive and preponderant. And therefore Kansas City-Cincinnati and Philadelphia-San Francisco, Sunday’s games, the playoff semifinals, will be above all in their hands. By substance and metaphor.