Patrick Mahomes, or Patrick Leavon Mahomes II to give him his full name, is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). Mahomes is only 26 years old, yet many consider him one of the best quarterbacks in the modern game and a player who could become known as the greatest of all time. Mahomes’ name became known outside of the NFL in 2020 when he signed a 10-year contract extension worth $503 million, the second-largest known contract in sporting history.
Mahomes was born September 17, 1995, in Tyler, Texas, to Randi Mahomes and Pat Mahomes, then an MLB pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. He attended Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas, where he excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. Rivals.com rated Mahomes as a three-star prospect and the 12th best dual-threat quarterback in his class. Mahomes committed to Texas Tech University, where he continued playing baseball and football. The Detroit Tigers of the MLB selected Mahomes in the 2014 MLB Draft, but he never signed a contract. Baseball’s loss was football’s gain.
Patrick Mahomes’ Professional Football Career
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Mahomes as the 10th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, awarding him a guaranteed four-year, $16.42 million contract with a signing bonus worth $10.08 million. Mahomes made his Chiefs debut on Week 17 of the 2017 season. The Chiefs traded Alex Smith, their usual starting quarterback, to Washington, which elevated Mahomes to a starter. Nobody who studies the NFL betting markets online could have predicted what happened next.
The young Mahomes was nothing short of brilliant throughout the 2018 regular season. He led the Chiefs to a 12-4 record, passed for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns, and had a rating of 113.8. Mahomes scored two rushing touchdowns of his own on his way to being crowned the NFL MVP.
Mahoes enjoyed another incredible season in 2019 when he helped the Chiefs win the Super Bowl. Mahomes’ Super Bowl performance earned him the Super Bowl MVP award, the youngest quarterback to win the award, and the third-youngest player ever.
2020 ended in disappointment despite reaching back-to-back Super Bowls. The Chiefs lost 9-31 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; it was the first time Mahomes had endured a double-digit defeat, and it was the first time the Chiefs had failed to score a touchdown with Mahomes at quarterback.
Last season saw Mahomes help navigate the Chiefs to the playoffs again, but they lost the playoff games 27-24 in overtime to the Cincinnati Bengals.
By the end of the 2021 regular season, Mahomes has passed for 18,991 yards, 151 touchdowns and has a 105.8 passer rating, with those figures coming from only four full seasons. The man is incredible.
Patrick Mahomes’ Personal Life and Net Worth
Mahomes is married to Brittany Matthews, his high school sweetheart. He proposed to Matthews on the day he received his Super Bowl Championship ring. The pair married on March 12, 2022, in Hawaii.
The Mahomes became parents to a girl on February 20, 2021, and on May 29, 2022, announced they were expecting their second child, a boy.
Mahomes agreed to stop playing other sports while under contract with the Chiefs to prevent unnecessary injuries. He revealed in an interview that he is an avid gamer, particularly the Call of Duty series, but surprisingly he does not play the Madden NFL games despite featuring on the front cover twice.
Unsurprisingly, several notable brands signed Mahomes to endorsement deals. These include Adidas, Coors Light, Oakley, and Helzberg Diamonds. His endorsement brings in approximately $7 million annually.
Experts estimate Mahomes’ net worth to be in the region of $40 million. However, should he see out his entire contract with the Chiefs, he will take home a guaranteed $503 million!
He and his wife live in a $1.9 million mid-century house in Kansas City, Missouri, and his car of choice is a Ferrari 812 Superfast which costs $350,000 upwards.