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Patrick Mahomes has had one incredible summer, and by summer I really mean he’s had an incredible past few weeks.
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Patrick Mahomes has had the best summer
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.
While it feels like it was only nine years ago that he was leading the Chiefs to a fourth-quarter comeback win over the 49ers at Super Bowl 54 in Miami, the month of July has been possibly even more impressive for the QB who can make the toughest of plays look so darn easy.
Remember when he made history earlier this month with a record-breaking extension that could be worth over $500 million bucks when all is said and done and have him be a Chief until 2031? Yeah, that must have felt pretty cool for Mahomes.
Patrick Mahomes has had the best summer
But did he stop there with his summer of cool?
No, no he didn’t.
On Tuesday Mahomes made more history by becoming the youngest person to ever be the part owner of a professional sports team when the Kansas City Royals announced that the Super Bowl MVP will be joining their ownership group.
Patrick Mahomes is 24 YEARS OLD. He has a Super Bowl ring, a Super Bowl MVP, and now a Major League Baseball team.
Oh, and he also has a new Ferrari, which he bought on Wednesday, the same day he bought a part of a baseball team. Which is pretty cool.
What makes this baseball thing even more unreal is that Mahomes spent his childhood in pro baseball clubhouses with his dad, Pat, who pitched for 11 years in MLB. Mahomes’ childhood wasn’t that long ago and now he owns part of a baseball team that plays its home games just a deep pass away from where Mahomes makes his money as the best QB in the NFL.
Mahomes will turn 25 on Sept. 17, which is just a week after the Chiefs are scheduled to kick off the season at home against the Texans. 24 was a pretty darn good year for the kid. And it feels like he’s just getting started, which is pretty awesome.
Tuesday’s biggest winner (besides Patrick Mahomes): Aaron Rodgers.
The Green Bay Packers QB was the guest on Kyle Brandt’s new podcast “10 Questions with Kyle Brandt” and told a great story about how he poured a big glass of tequila after finding Green Bay traded up in last April’s draft for QB Jordan Love.
Quick hits: NFL exec’s insane Belichick theory… Dr. Fauci’s shoulder woes… Former Deadspin staff has a new site… And more.
– Steven Ruiz looks at one NFL executive’s conspiracy theory about Bill Belichick and the Patriots and explains why it’s likely not true at all.
– Dr. Fauci had a good explanation for why his first pitch last week was so bad.
– Here’s everything we know about the new site created by the great former Deadspin staff.
– One photo of some delicious-looking wings had NBA fans understanding why Lou Williams had to make a stop at a strip club.
– Remember – nobody in the media is rooting for the coronavirus.