Born in Tyler, Texas, Mahomes is the son of former MLB pitcher Pat Mahomes Sr.
Early Life and College Career: He excelled in both baseball and football throughout his youth. During his college years at Texas Tech University, he initially played both sports but eventually shifted his focus entirely to football. In his junior year, he shattered records, leading NCAA Division I FBS in passing yards and total touchdowns.
College star: Shattering records at Texas Tech University.
Super Bowl victories (LIV, LVII, LVIII) with Super Bowl MVP awards in each
Two NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards (2018, 2022)
Second-highest paid player in the NFL
Drafted to the NFL: Joining the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017
Drafted 10th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017, Mahomes spent his rookie season learning behind veteran Alex Smith. In 2018, he took over as starter and ignited the league with his unique arm talent and improvisational plays. He led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl LIV victory, earning his first MVP award. Since then, he has consistently led the Chiefs to deep playoff runs, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to reach six consecutive AFC Championship games.
MVP awards: Receiving NFL MVP honors in 2018 and 2022
Super Bowl champion: Leading the Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl LIV.
Playing Style and Accolades:
Mahomes is known for his remarkable throws, exceptional arm strength, and ability to extend plays beyond the pocket. His flamboyant playing style and infectious energy have made him a fan favorite and earned him numerous accolades, including:
AP Most Valuable Player
Best NFL Player ESPY Award
Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year
Celebrated quarterback: Known for his exciting playing style and infectious energy.
Mahomes is actively involved in philanthropic efforts, supporting various charities and community initiatives. He is also a successful businessman, launching his own clothing line and investing in esports franchises.
At just 28 years old, Patrick Mahomes has already cemented his place among the NFL's elite. His combination of talent, leadership, and charisma has made him a global icon and a leading figure in the sport. With many more years ahead, the world eagerly awaits what new heights Mahomes will reach in his illustrious career.