Patrick Mahomes is an American football player and starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). In only three years in the NFL, Mahomes has proved to be one of the best quarterbacks in the league. He has broken several passing records and proved to be a dynamic player who can run effectively with the football and can even make no look passes to players on his team.
Throughout his life, Mahomes has played several sports including football, basketball, and baseball. He is a talented athlete and was even recruited to play baseball professionally out of high school. Although he decided against playing professional baseball, Mahomes made the right decision as he has experienced great success in the NFL with already one Super Bowl victory and Super Bowl MVP award under his belt along with multiple playoff and pro bowl appearances.
Patrick Mahomes played football along with baseball and basketball in high school at Whitehouse High School in Smith County, Texas. After high school, Mahomes attended Texas Tech University where he played football and baseball from 2014-2016. In 2017, he decided not to return to Texas Tech for his senior year and entered the NFL Draft.
In the draft, Mahomes was drafted in the first round by the Kansas City Chiefs but wasn't the starting quarterback at the start of the 2017 season. On December 27, 2017, Mahomes started his first game for the Chiefs against the Denver Broncos and officially earned the starting spot for January 30, 2018 in a game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Throughout the rest of that season and the next two seasons, Mahomes remained the starting quarterback for the Chiefs, leading the Chiefs to the AFC Championship in 2019 and the Super Bowl in 2020.
Although still early in his career, Patrick Mahomes has experienced tremendous success during his time playing football. Coming out of high school, Mahomes was named Male Athlete of the Year by MaxPreps. Throughout college, he proved to be a prolific passer and was awarded the Sammy Baugh trophy after his junior year.
Upon entering the NFL, Mahomes' success continued as he was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player after the 2018 season along with the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year. That same season, he earned the Bert Bell Award for Player of the Year. During the 2019 season, Mahomes led the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl and he was named Super Bowl MVP. In addition, he was ranked number four on the 2019 NFL Top 100 Players List. Aside from the Super Bowl, Mahomes earned himself a spot in the NFL Pro Bowl in both 2018 and 2019 and was named First Team All-Pro in 2018.
Patrick Mahomes was born in Tyler, Texas where he was raised by Pat and Randi Mahomes along with his younger brother Jackson and sister Mia. His father Pat was a former professional baseball pitcher in the MLB. Mahomes' parents got divorced before his teenage years. In addition to his immediate family, Mahomes is currently dating Brittany Matthews who he began dating in high school in March of 2012. Brittany is a fitness trainer and former soccer player who played in college and even a year with a professional Icelandic team.
In his free time, Mahomes follows both professional baseball and basketball. He also enjoys traveling, playing golf, and values spending time with his family and friends. He currently lives with Brittany in a home in the Mission Hills neighborhood of Kansas City. Because of his success thus far, Mahomes has several endorsements with companies such as Oakley, State Farm, Adidas, and Proctor and Gamble.
Patrick Mahomes has made the NFL playoffs twice, in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. In the 2018 season, Mahomes led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship where they lost to the New England Patriots. He threw a total of three touchdowns passes in the playoffs that year. The following year, Mahomes threw a total of 10 playoff touchdown passes and led the Chiefs to the Super Bowl where they defeated the San Francisco 49ers.
After getting drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 2014 MLB Draft, Patrick Mahomes did not accept the deal and instead decided to attend Texas Tech University to play football. Although his father played professional baseball and he was highly recruited, Mahomes had greater passion and interest in playing football. He played baseball in college for two years but his main focus was on playing football and making it to the NFL.
Throughout his time playing football, Patrick Mahomes has been known for his immense arm strength when throwing the ball. Mahomes demonstrated this by throwing a football out of the Kansas City Chiefs stadium while standing on the field. In addition, while warming up in Denver before a game, Mahomes easily threw the ball 90 yards down the field. In one interview, he stated that he believed he could throw the ball 100 yards in Mexico City because of its high altitude.
Patrick Mahomes is one of the best passing quarterbacks in the NFL. During his third year at Texas Tech, he led the NCAA in yards per game, passing yards, and received the Sammy Baugh trophy which is awarded to the best college passer. In the NFL, he has broken several passing records including the first player to throw for over 3,000 yards in his first 10 career games and the most touchdown passes thrown in the first 10 games of a given season.