Patrick Mahomes: MVP of Super Bowl LVIII and multi-sport star turned NFL legend

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At 28 years old, Patrick Mahomes once again dressed as a hero for the Kansas City Chiefs, who won Super Bowl LVIII after beating the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in the city of Las Vegas on the last play of overtime. His pass to Mecole Hardman on the touchdown that defined the fight confirmed that he is called to change the NFL forever. The talented player, MVP of the finals, won his third title, the second in a row, and is the strong candidate to overthrow Tom Brady’s legacy.

Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback, was born on September 17, 1995 in the city of Tyler, located in the state of Texas. Throughout his growth, sport was common since his father, Pat, pitched for 11 years in Major League Baseball with great moments with the Minnesota Twins (1992-1996) in addition to other stints with the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates. That foray at such an early age led him to try the three main sports activities in the North American territory: he played American football, baseball and basketball at Whitehouse High School. The influence of the orange ball on his game is evident. Mike Kafka, Kansas City quarterbacks coach, defined him in a few brief words: “We could say that his vision is because he played basketball.”

However, at the beginning of his career he did not have the projection that he ended up showing, since scouts classified Mahomes as a three-star recruit with an overall rating of 87 and he was even the number 47 quarterback in the Class of 2014 ranking. But, like Brady and his famous draft photo, not everything is as it seems. Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Rice were the only universities that gave him They made an offer to Patrick right out of high school. He chose the first of the options and in his own state his prolific career began. He quickly developed skills in American football and in a handful of months he was considered a first-round player: mock drafts placed him between 13th and 27th position.

During the 2017 NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs made a trade with the Buffalo Bills in which they gave up their first-round pick (27th), a third-round pick (91st) and a first-round pick in 2018 to move up to 10th overall and recruit Mahomes. Upon his arrival to the franchise, he waited for his moment of glory behind the starter at the time, Alex Smith, who became his mentor before the team transferred him to Washington to make way for the promise.

Already with a professional contract, he continued to enjoy basketball even during his time in the NFL. After a video spread on social media, the franchise banned him from playing in his free time. Chiefs manager Brett Veach called him to inform him of the decision. “You’re breaking a lot of ankles on the field, just make sure you don’t break yours,” he praised, but with an air of defiance.

In just six years of experience, it’s not crazy to say that Patrick is the best quarterback in the history of the Kansas City Chiefs. In parallel, he established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the league. At 28 years old, he has already won multiple MVP awards and joined the select group of different members of the Hall of Fame such as Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana, Steve Young, Brett Favre, Kurt Warner, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. the hand of Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs won the 2023 Super Bowl His average of 296.1 passing yards per game are literally the highest in NFL history and he is the second best passer of his career (103.5) after of Rodgers. His 219 career touchdowns are 39th all-time but, at his current pace, Mahomes could crack the top 10 within the next four years.

In personal life, Patrick has been married to his high school sweetheart Brittany Matthews since March 2022. His partner played soccer at the University of Texas-Tyler and set single-season records as a senior with 18 goals in a season. She was one of the great surprises of the litter to the extent that she played five games with the Icelandic soccer team UMF Afturelding and scored two goals before retiring to start a family with her husband. They currently have two children: Sterling Skye Mahomes, born in 2021, and Patrick “Bronze” Lavon Mahomes III, in 2022. They are also part of the ownership group of the Kansas City Current of the National Women’s Soccer League in parallel with other important investments in the city such as the Kansas City Royals of the MLB, Sporting Kansas City of the MLS and the Alpine Formula One team. He also founded the Mahomes 15 and the Mahomies charity that aims to improve the lives of children and collaborates with organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs, Lubbock and Make-A-Wish and all Kansas City public schools. And he doesn’t stop winning.

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