Who Is Patrick Mahomes?
Patrick Mahomes (born Patrick Lavon Mahomes II) is a well-known American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL (National Football League). He played college football and baseball at Texas Tech. Following his sophomore year, he quit baseball to solely focus on football. He went on to lead all NCAA Division I FBS players in multiple categories including passing yards (5,052) and total touchdowns (53) in his junior year.
He was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs 10th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Patrick spent his rookie season as the backup to Alex Smith. In 2018, he was named the starter. This was after the Chiefs traded Smith to the Washington Redskins. Because of his performance in the first season, he was named First Team All-Pro and won the NFL Offensive Player of the Year and NFL Most Valuable Player awards.
He is one of four black quarterbacks to win the AP MVP award. In the 2019 season, he led the Chiefs to Super Bowl LIV. This became the Chiefs’ first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years where they defeated the San Francisco 49ers. Because of his performance, he was awarded the Super Bowl MVP, the second black quarterback, and the youngest overall to win a Super Bowl. Moreover, he is the third African-American quarterback to win a Super Bowl. In 2020, he signed a 10-year contract extension worth 4477 million with another $26 million in potential bonuses, for a total of $503 million, making it the third-largest known contract in sporting history. After signing his contract, the year after he led the Chiefs to their second consecutive Super Bowl in the 2022 season.
Mahomes went on to win his second career NFL MVP and his second Super Bowl MVP in Super Bowl LVII over the Philadelphia Eagles. This made him become the first player to win NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP in the same year since Kurt Warner in 1999, and joined Tom Brady and Joe Montana as the only quarterbacks to win multiple regular season and Super Bowl MVPs. Since becoming the Chiefs’ starting quarterback, he has led them to five consecutive AFC Championship Game appearances from the 2018 season through the 2022 season which is tied for second place with Ken Stabler for the most consecutive conference championship game appearances by a quarterback. Through six seasons in the NFL, his career accolades have earned him widespread praise from sports journalists, and is considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.
How Old Is Patrick Mahomes?
Mahomes is 28 years old as of September 2023, having been born on September 17, 1995, in Tyler, Texas, U.S.A. Patrick Mahomes shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Josh Pieters, Narendra Modi, Auston Matthews, Bobby Lee, and many more.
Patrick Mahomes Family
Who are Patrick Mahomes’s Parents?
Patrick was born to Pat Mahomes (Father, born on August 9, 1970) an American former professional baseball pitcher. And Randi Martin (Mother), an event planner and housemaker.
Does Patrick Mahomes have Siblings?
He has two siblings. A brother by the name of Jackson Mahomes and a sister named Mia Randall. His brother is an internet Personality.
Patrick Mahomes Education
Mahomes received his high school education at Whitehouse High School where he played football, baseball, and basketball. After high school, he attended Texas Tech University.
Patrick Mahomes Wife
Mahomes is married to the love of his life, Brittany Matthews (born on August 31, 1995) an American sports team owner and retired women’s soccer forward. He proposed to his high school sweetheart on September 1, 2020, and got married on March 12, 2022.
Patrick Mahomes Kids
Mahomes has two kids with his wife Brittany. A daughter named Sterling Skye, and a son named Patrick “Bronze” Lavon.
Patrick Mahomes Height – Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m) and a weight of 102kg (225 lbs).
Patrick Mahomes Career
Patrick Mahomes College Career
A Freshman Career
He entered his freshman season at Texas Tech as a backup to Davis Webb. He saw his first career action after Webb left the game against Oklahoma State with an injury. In the game, he completed two of five passes for 20 yards for one touchdown and an interception. In his freshman season, he passed for 1,547 yards, 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions.
A Sophomore Career
He began his sophomore season as the starting quarterback at Texas Tech, helping them lead the Red Raiders to a 7-6 season with numerous productive outings throughout the season. Overall in his sophomore season, he led the Big 12 Conference with 364 pass completions on 573 attempts for 4,653 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.
A Junior Career
Before the start of the 2016 season, he announced that he was leaving baseball to focus on football. In his junior season, he had a very productive season. In September alone, he passed for 18 touchdowns to three interceptions while rushing for four touchdowns. On October 22, he set multiple NCAA, Big 12, and school records in a 66-59 loss to Oklahoma at home. He finished the season leading the country in yards per game (421), passing yards (5,052), total offense (5,312), points responsible for (318), and total touchdowns (53). Because of his performance, he was awarded the Sammy Baugh Trophy. Also, he was named an Academic All-America second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. On January 3, 2017, he announced that he would forgo his last year of college eligibility and enter the NFL Draft.
Patrick Mahomes Professional Career
Patrick Mahomes NFL Draft
The majority of analysts and scouts projected Mahomes to be a first or second-round pick. During the throwing drills at the NFL Scouting Combine, his passes were clocked at 60 mph, tying Logan Thomas and Bryan Bennet for the fastest pass ever recorded there. Among the coaches that he had workouts and visits with were the Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor, and coaches from the Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round (10th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. Originally, the Chiefs slated to have the 27th overall selection traded up in the draft with the Buffalo Bills for the 10th overall selection.
Patrick Mahomes 2017 Season
The Chiefs signed Mahomes on July 20, 2017, to a guaranteed four-year, &16.42 million contract that included a signing bonus of $10.08 million. On December 27, 2017, the Chiefs announced that with a playoff spot and the fourth seed in the playoffs secured. They would thus rest starter Alex Smith and give Mahomes his first career start in their week 17 game against the Denver Broncos.
Patrick Mahomes 2018 Season
The Chiefs announced on January 30, 2018, they had agreed to trade Smith to the Washington Redskins. This elevated Mahomes as the starting quarterback. In his first game as the starting quarterback for the Chiefs, his team beat the division rival Los Angeles Chargers by a score of 38-28. In week 4, against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, he passed for 304 yards and a touchdown and had one rushing touchdown in the 27-23 comeback victory. The following week against the New England Patriots, he passed for 352 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions in a 43-40 loss on Sunday Night Football. In week 17, he became the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns. This was following an 89-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Demarcus Robinson.
The Chiefs then defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-13 on January 12, 2019, in the Divisional Round. This gave the Chiefs their first home playoff win since the 1993 season. His performance for the rest of the season earned him multiple awards He was named to the 2019 Pro Bowl, he was named First Team All-Pro, 2019 Best NFL Player ESPY Award, and was named Kansas City Club 101 Awards AFC Offensive Player of the Year. Also, he was named the NFL MVP, the first winner for the Chiefs in franchise history.
Patrick Mahomes 2019 Season
In the season opener playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns despite star receiver Tyreek Hill’s injury in the first quarter and Mahomes’ second quarter ankle sprain. In the following week, he threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns in the second quarter alone, in a game against the Oakland Raiders. For the second consecutive season, he was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September. This was after he led the Chiefs to a 4-0 start (10 passing touchdowns with no interceptions). However, in week 7 he dislocated his patella against the Denver Broncos.
He finished the season with 4,031 yards and 26 touchdowns with only five interceptions. His performance helped lead the Chiefs to their second consecutive 12-4 record and a first-round bye, as well as their fourth consecutive division title. His performance in the Super Bowl made him named Super Bowl MVP. This made him the youngest quarterback and third-youngest player in NFL history to earn the award.
Patrick Mahomes 2020 Season
The Chiefs picked up the fifth-year option on Mahomes contract on April 30, 2020. On July 6, he signed a ten-year extension worth $447 million with another $26 million in potential bonuses for a total of $503 million. Currently, the contract is the largest in American professional sports history, surpassing Mike Trout’s 12-year, $426.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. He became the first professional athlete to have a half-billion-dollar contract. In the Chiefs’ week 2 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, he achieved his fourth-quarter comeback.
In week 9, he threw for 372 passing yards and four touchdowns in a victory over the Carolina Panthers. For the month of November, he was named AFC Offensive Player. Because of his accomplishments in the 2020 season, he was named to the Pro Bowl. In Super Bowl LV against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he threw for 270 yards and two interceptions in the game as the Chiefs lost 31-9. Three days after the Super Bowl, Patrick underwent surgery to repair a turf toe injury he suffered in the divisional round game against the Browns.
Patrick Mahomes 2021 Season
On March 12, 2021, he restructured his contract to save the Chiefs $17 million in salary cap space. Hew then had three passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown, and 337 yards in a 33-29 win in week 1 over the Cleveland Browns, earning AFC Offensive Player of the Week. The following week, he threw his first interception in the month of September of his career in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Two weeks after week 5, the Chiefs lost to the Tennessee Titans 27-3. In their week 15 win over Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Chargers, he threw for 410 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning 34-yard touchdown pass in overtime to Travis Keice.
Patrick Mahomes 2022 Season
In week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals, he threw for 360 yards and five touchdowns in the Chiefs 44-21 victory, his sixth 5+ touchdown game. Because of his week 1 performance, he was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. In a game against the San Francisco 49ers in week 7, he threw for 423 yards and three touchdowns, his seventh career 400-yard game, He then reached 5,000 passing yards on the season in a Week 17 win against the Denver Broncos for the second time in his career. In Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles, he reaggravated his ankle late in the second quarter as the Chiefs went into halftime trailing by 10. For his efforts, he was awarded his second career Super Bowl MVP. Also, he finished the season as the Most Valuable Player.
Patrick Mahomes Endorsement
Following his 2018 MVP season, he received multiple endorsement deals. In addition, he has signed endorsement deals with Oakley, Essentia Water, Hy-Vee, State Farm, DirecTV, Addidas, and Head & Shoulders. Also, he signed an endorsement contract with Helzberg Diamonds. In 2020, he signed an endorsement deal with sports drink maker BioSteel sports drinks. Also, he became an equity partner in the company. In 2023, he appeared in a commercial for cellphone provider T-Mobile.
Patrick Mahomes Phinalthropy and Activism
He announced in April 2019, the establishment of a nonprofit organization called the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation. Following the murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin, Patrick along with teammate Tyrann Mathieu and several other NFL players made a video encouraging the NFL to condemn police brutality and violence against black people and to admit it was wrong to silence Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid for their protests during the playing of the National Anthem.
Patrick Mahomes Business Investments
In 2020, he joined the Kansas City Royals ownership group as a minority stakeholder. The following year, he joined Sporting Club, the ownership group of the Major League Soccer franchise Sporting Kansas City. In 2023, he joined the group of the NWSL’s Kansas City Current. Since the team was established, his wife has been a member of the ownership. In 2021, he became an investor in a group to expand the Whataburger fast food restaurant franchise to Missouri and Kansas.
Patrick Mahomes Salary
Mahomes earns an annual basic salary of $45 million working as a football quarterback.
Patrick Mahomes Net Worth
Patrick boasts a net worth of $70 million. He has accumulated his wealth through his career as a football quarterback.