Les Royals de Kansas City ont accueilli mardi un nouveau membre au sein de leur groupe d’actionnaires et il est plutôt connu des amateurs de sport de la ville : le quart-arrière des Chiefs Patrick Mahomes.
La vedette de la NFL et gagnant du dernier Super Bowl n’a donc pas tardé à se servir des nombreux dollars provenant de son contrat de 10 ans et de 503 millions $ signé il y a quelques semaines. Conséquemment, il est devenu à 24 ans le plus jeune coactionnaire de l’histoire du sport professionnel.
Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He is the son of former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Pat Mahomes. He initially played college football and college baseball at Texas Tech University. Following his sophomore year, he quit baseball to focus solely on football. In his junior year, he led all NCAA Division I FBS players in multiple categories including passing yards (5,052 yards) and passing touchdowns (53 touchdowns). He then entered the 2017 NFL Draft where he was the tenth overall selection by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Mahomes spent his rookie season as the backup to Alex Smith. After the Chiefs traded Smith to the Washington Redskins the following season, Mahomes was named the starter. That season, Mahomes threw for 5,097 yards, 50 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He became the only quarterback in history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season in both college and the NFL. He also joined Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history to throw 50 touchdown passes and 5,000 yards in a single season. For his performance in his first season as starter, he was named to the Pro Bowl, named First Team All-Pro, and won the NFL Offensive Player of the Year and NFL Most Valuable Player awards. Mahomes, along with Lamar Jackson, Cam Newton, and Steve McNair, is one of only four African-American quarterbacks to win the AP MVP award.During the 2019–20 playoffs, Mahomes led the Chiefs to Super Bowl LIV, their first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years, where they defeated the San Francisco 49ers for their first Super Bowl victory since 1970. Mahomes was awarded the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player for his performance, becoming the second African-American quarterback to win the award after Doug Williams, and youngest overall. He is the third African-American quarterback after Doug Williams and Russell Wilson and the second youngest quarterback (24 years and 138 days) after Ben Roethlisberger (23 years and 320 days) to win the Super Bowl. In 2020, Mahomes signed a 10-year contract extension worth $477 million with another $26 million in potential bonuses, for a total of $503 million, the richest contract in the history of North American sports.
Mahomes se paie… les Royals
«Nous sommes très fiers et excités de compter sur Patrick en tant que partenaire au sein de notre groupe de propriétaires, a déclaré le propriétaire majoritaire, président et chef de la direction des Royals, John Sherman, par voie de communiqué. Tout comme Kansas City au grand complet, je l’ai vu compétitionner et devenir un leader extraordinaire, sur le terrain et à l’extérieur.»
Le dirigeant a rappelé que le père du pivot des Chiefs avait œuvré dans le baseball majeur pendant 11 saisons. Pat Mahomes est un ancien lanceur ayant pris part à 308 matchs entre 1992 et 2003.
Mahomes se paie… les Royals
«Je suis fier d’être un actionnaire minoritaire des Royals, a affirmé son fils. J’aime cette ville et ses citoyens. Il s’agit d’une occasion de tisser des liens encore plus serrés avec la communauté, ce qui me rend enthousiaste.»
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