- 49ers’ offensive assistant Katie Sowers will make history on Sunday as the first woman to coach in a Super Bowl
- Odds favor (-400) this historic feat being mentioned at least once during the broadcast
- Sowers is also the first openly-LGBT+ coach in NFL history
Every Super Bowl is a historic chapter in NFL history, but Sunday’s game will be an especially historic day for the league. Katie Sowers, an offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers, will be the first female to coach in a Super Bowl.
This has been a much-talked-about story as the 49ers’ have made their way to this game, and odds are now out on how many times she’ll be mentioned during the game’s broadcast.
Odds How Many Times the Broadcast Mentions Sowers Being the First Female Coach in Super Bowl History
Odds taken Jan 28
Who is Katie Sowers?
Sowers is an offensive assistant for the San Francisco 49ers. She began her coaching career in 2016, as a training camp assistant for the Atlanta Falcons. That is where she worked with then-Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who brought her along to San Francisco when he became the head coach of the 49ers in 2017. She served as a seasonal offensive assistant for two seasons, and this year was promoted to offensive assistant.
Prior to coaching, Sowers played in the Women’s Football Alliance until her retirement in 2016 due to a hip injury. She was also a member of the United States Women’s National American Football team, and won the 2013 IFAF Women’s World Championship with that squad. Sowers is also making history in more ways than one.
Sowers will make history on Sunday, but that’s nothing new for her. Prior to the 2017 season, she came out as a lesbian, becoming the first openly-LGBT+ coach in NFL history.
What is Sowers’ Role in San Francisco?
Serving as an offensive assistant, Sowers’ primary role is working with offensive skill players on several facets of game preparation. 49ers’ wide receiver Kendrick Bourne shared a story on Monday about just how pivotal Sowers has been to his career.
Other players, such as Emmanuel Sanders and Nick Mullens, have also credited Sowers and her ability as a coach.
What’s the Best Bet?
It’s tough to see this prop going under 0.5. This is a monumental moment in NFL history, with Sowers breaking down multiple barriers and inspiring countless female and LGBT+ football fans. Even for people who don’t fall under either category, this story is still an inspiring one of going against the grain and chasing your dream, no matter what obstacles may be in front of you.
All it takes for this prop to cash is a single mention of Sowers and her status as the first female to ever coach in a Super Bowl. On a broadcast that will be four-plus hours, it seems incredibly unlikely that this story doesn’t get a mention. Additionally, this is the NFL’s biggest stage of the year, and highlighting this story of progress within the league is an opportunity the NFL won’t miss.
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