Patrick Mahomes is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He has several records under his name; career passer rating (105.7), career playoff passer rating (106.1), and total yards by a quarterback in a season (5,608) in 2022.
Have you ever heard about a quarterback who was initially a top prospect at the MLB Draft? If yes, the name that comes up is Patrick Mahomes.
Patrick Mahomes signed a 10-year/$450 million contract extension with Kansas City, making him no. 1 on the list of active NFL contracts.
For the 2022-23 season, he is estimated to bag around $40 million from his salary. Mahomes bagged his second career NFL MVP of the season on February 9, 2023.
Notably, Time Magazine also named Mahomes to their Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020.
Throughout his career, he has won several awards for his remarkable skills. However, the major highlight in his career is becoming the champion in two Super Bowl (LIV and LVII) and also MVP in both title games.
Let’s dive into the details of one of the most renowned NFL quarterbacks. But first, let’s look into some quick facts about Mahomes.
|Patrick Lavon Mahomes II
|September 17, 1995
|28 years old
|Whitehouse High School, Texas Tech University
|Jackson Mahomes, Mia Randall
|6’3″/1.91 m/191 cm
|104 kg/230 lb.
|Kansas City Chiefs
|Brittany Matthews (m. March 12, 2022)
|One Daughter, One Son
|American football athlete
|Career Highlights and Awards
|Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
|Books, Autographs, Poster, Jerseys, Rookie Cards, Autographed Photo
Early Life & Family
His Father, Pat, used to play baseball as a pitcher from 1992 to 2003. Pat played in Major League Baseball and hoped for his son to play professional baseball as well.
Growing up, Mahomes played not only football but also baseball and basketball. With this information, it is pretty clear that he has been very athletic since his childhood.
Besides, Patrick is the godson of LaTroy Hawkins, former MLB pitcher and his dad’s teammate.
Education And High School Career
Patrick attended Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas. In school, Mahomes played football and baseball and was exceptionally skilled in both.
During his senior year, he recorded 50 passing touchdowns, 4,619 passing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, and 948 rushing yards.
Patrick also recorded 16 strikeouts with a no-hitter in baseball. He won the 2013-2014 MaxPreps Male Athlete of the Year award with his exceptional sports skills.
Moreover, Rivals.com rated Mahomes as a three-star football recruit and the 12th-best dual-threat quarterback of his class. Mahomes was also one of the top prospects of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.
MLB’s Detroit Tigers selected him in the 37th round of the 2016 MLB Draft, but Patrick rejected the offer.
Later, Patrick was enrolled at Texas Tech University.
Age, Height, Body Measurements, & More
The quarterback is 28 years old as of 2024. Patrick stands at an impressive height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) and weighs around 102 kg (225 pounds).
Adding to his physical features, he has light brown hair and eyes.
Regarding his horoscope, Patrick is a Virgo, and people under this sign are mostly known for their hard-working, reliable, and patient nature.
The American quarterback is an African-American as his mother is white father is of black descent.
Not to mention, Patrick has also expressed pride in his black ethnic background in response to people who label him as not fully Black. During one of his interviews with Clay Skipper of GQ, Patrick Mahomes proudly said:
“I’m proud to be Black. And I’m proud to have a white mom too. I’m just proud of who I am. And I’ve always had that confidence in myself.”
Before jumping into Patrick’s professional career and achievements, let’s look into his impressive college career.
During his freshman season, Patrick represented Texas Tech as a backup to Davis Webb and debuted in a match against Oklahoma State.
His stats were 16 touchdowns, and 1,547 yards, with four interceptions during the freshman season.
Besides, he split his time with the Texas Tech baseball team, where he played as a relief pitcher.
Patrick began his sophomore season as the starter at the quarterback position. He finished the 2015 season with 36 touchdowns, 15 interceptions, and 4,653 yards.
Besides, he played three games with the baseball team.
Preceding the 2016 season, Patrick announced that he was no longer playing with the baseball team to focus on football for the entire offseason.
On October 22, 2016, he set multiple NCAA, Big 12, and school records. He broke the NCAA FBS records for single-game total offense with 819 yards.
Patrick finished the season leading the country in yards per game, total offense, passing yards, points responsible, and total touchdowns.
He won the Sammy Baugh Trophy for his exceptional performance, granted annually to the nation’s top college passer.
College Sports Information Directors of America named him to the Academic All-American Second Team. Consequently, Patrick announced that he would forgo his last year of college and enter the NFL Draft on January 3, 2017.
Patrick Mahomes | Professional Career
Getting out of Texas Tech University, Patrick was projected to be a first or second-round pick by most scouts. SI.com ranked him the second-best quarterback, third-best by ESPN, and lastly, fourth-best by NFLDraftScout.com that year.
Mahomes became one of the fastest-rising candidates during the draft process and had 18 private workouts and official team visits, which was the maximum for any prospect in 2017.
The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Mahomes as the 10th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Kansas City Chiefs signed Patrick to a fully guaranteed 4-year contract worth $16.42 million with a $10.08 million signing bonus on July 20, 2017.
The team announced that they would let starter Alex Smith rest and give Patrick his first career start in their Week 17 game on December 27, 2017.
In his debut game, he completed 22 of 35 passes for 284 yards with an interception.
2018 Season: Record-Setting MVP
Mahomes was the official starting quarterback for the 2018 season. During his first game as the full–time starting quarterback, he helped his team beat Los Angeles Chargers.
In the game, he recorded 256 passing yards with a 127.5 quarterback rating and 4 touchdowns with no interceptions. Patrick won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor for his performance.
Likewise, he won his second consecutive AFC Offensive Player of the Week award and became the first quarterback since Tom Brady with back-to-back player of the week honors.
Patrick also won the September AFC Offensive Player of the Month award. His impressive performance in the 2018 season earned him multiple honors. He also won the 2019 Pro Bowl, First-Team All-Pro, 2019 Best NFL Player ESPY Award, and Kansas City Club 101 Awards AFC Offensive Player of the Year.
Similarly, he was the NFL MVP, and his peers ranked him the fourth-best player in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.
Super Bowl Champions
During the 2019 season, in week 2 against the Oakland Raiders, Patrick concluded the game with 443 yards and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. He was also named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.
In the Week 7 game against the Denver Broncos, Patrick dislocated his patella. However, MRI revealed no notable structural damage to his knee, and he returned to play after two weeks.
Mahomes was selected for the 2020 Pro Bowl, although he did not play because he participated in the Super Bowl LIV.
During the Divisional Round of the playoffs against the Houston Texans, Patrick threw for 321 yards and recorded 5 touchdowns while rushing for 53 yards.
Likewise, in their second AFC Championship game against the Titans, Patrick rushed for a 27-yard touchdown and threw three touchdowns, the second-longest run of his career.
His performance helped the Chiefs to advance their first Super Bowl appearance since 1970 and eventually lift Super Bowl LIV, the Chiefs’ first Super Bowl victory in 50 years.
He also won the Super Bowl MVP, making him the youngest quarterback and third-youngest player in NFL to earn Super Bowl MVP.
In week 2, the Chiefs trailed 9–17, entering the fourth quarter while playing against Los Angeles Chargers. However, he led the comeback to win the game during overtime 23–20.
During the Week 3 win over the Baltimore Ravens, Mahomes became the fastest quarterback to surpass 10,000 career yards. He won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 3.
On November 4, 2020, Patrick was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 8.
Second Super Bowl Game
The quarterback made his second Super Bowl appearance on February 8, 2021, where they played against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Bucs had Patriots’ legendary players like Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. Although the Chiefs were pumped initially, they faced a terrible 9-31 loss against the Bucs.
Moreover, it was the first time Mahomes didn’t make a touchdown while playing for Kansas City.
Following the loss, he said it was the worst he had been beaten in a long time. The footballer further added,
“I didn’t play the way I wanted to play. What else can you say? All you can do is leave everything you have on the field, and I feel like the guys did that; they were the better team today.”
Besides that, the Super Bowl LV received much media attention worldwide, as it was Brady’s seventh Super Bowl win and first with the Bucs.
After the Super Bowl game, he underwent surgery to repair his turf toe injury. He sustained the injury in the divisional round game against the Cleveland Browns.
2021 – Present
Mahomes restructured his contract to save the Chiefs $17 million in salary cap space on March 12, 2021. The Chiefs finished the season 12-5, securing their sixth consecutive AFC West title.
He participated in the Wild Card Round against the Pittsburgh Steelers and recorded 404 yards in passing, 5 touchdowns, and an interception.
Patricks had an impressive performance in the Divisional Round and AFC Championship game against Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, respectively.
The American quarterback was ranked 8th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2022 by his fellow players.
In week 8 of the 2022-23 season, he achieved another milestone of most pass completions (43) and pass attempts (68) in a single-game in the franchise’s history. In the very game, he also broke the NFL record for passing yards in a quarterback’s first 75 career starts with 21,596.
He set the NFL record for most total yards (combined padding and rushing) by a quarterback in a season with 5,608 and the franchise record for passing yards in a season with 5,250.
The chiefs earned a bye week in the first round of the playoffs after being the #1 AFC seed. Mahomes was sidelined for much of the first half after suffering a high ankle sprain but returned to the game in the second half in a Divisional Round against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
On January 30, 2023, in the match against the Cincinnati Bengals, he recorded 326 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, 3 sacks, and an adjusted quarterback rating of 67.2.
Mahomes will play in his third Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles on February 12, 2023.
For his impressive season with the Chiefs he was named the MVP of the season, his second, on February 9, 2023, at the NFL Honors award show.
Patrick led the Chiefs to a 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl LVII and was also named the MVP.
The Largest Contract In Sports History
Mahomes signed a 10-year contract extension worth $450 million, including a $10 million signing bonus.
The contract marks the largest deal in American professional sports history, which surpasses Mike Trout’s $426.5 million worth 12 years contract.
He is also the first professional athlete to have an almost half-a-billion-dollar worth contract.
Awards And Achievements
- Super Bowl champion and MVP – LIV and LVII
- 2018, 2022 NFL Most Valuable Player
- 2018 NFL Offensive Player of the Year
- First-team All-Pro – 2018
- 2× Pro Bowl – 2018, 2019
- NFL passing touchdowns Leader – 2018
- Bert Bell Award – 2018
- Sammy Baugh Trophy – 2016
- Second-team All-Big 12 – 2016
- FBS passing yards Leader – 2016
- MaxPreps Male Athlete of the Year – 2013
Net Worth & Salary
Looking back at Patrick’s contract, he initially signed a four-year contract worth $16.42 million with a $10.08 million signing bonus.
Moving on to 2021, he signed a 10-year contract extension worth $477 million with a $26 million potential bonus and an average annual salary of $45 million.
In the 2022-23 season, he is estimated to earn around $40 million.
Also, he has endorsement deals with famous companies like Essentia Water, Adidas, Oakley, Hy-Vee, DirectTV, State Farm, etc.
Bloomberg News estimated he bags an additional $7 million per year from endorsements alone. Mahomes also has stake ownership in the Kansas City Royals.
Thus, Patrick Mahomes’ presumable net worth in 2024 falls around $40 million.
Mahomes established a nonprofit organization named 15 and the Mahomies Foundation in the spring of 2019. The organization aims to improve the lives of children.
Following the George Floyd killing incident, Patrick’s teammate Tyrann Mathieu and numerous other NFL players created a video encouraging the NFL to reprobate Police brutality and violence against black people in the U.S.
In the video, they also wanted the league to acknowledge that it was wrong to silence Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid for their protests during the National Anthem’s playing.
Moreover, he also worked with the Kansas City Chiefs to encourage players to vote. He also accompanied LeBron James’ Rock the Vote initiative to encourage people to register and vote.
Personal Life, Wife, And Children
The famous football star Patrick Mahomes is married to his high school sweetheart, Brittany Matthews.
Brittany is a certified personal trainer and had a brief career as a professional soccer player.
On September 1, 2020, Patrick proposed to Brittany at a suite in the Arrowhead Stadium with an expensive emerald-cut center stone engagement ring worth between $350,000-$800,000.
Interestingly, it was the same day when Patrick received the Super Bowl Championship ring.
Patrick and Brittany welcomed their first child, a daughter, Sterling Skye Mahomes, in February 2021.
On March 12, 2022, the high-school love birds finally tied the knot in a private ceremony held in Maui, Hawaii. Adding to the delight, their 2 served as one of the flower girls.
The Mahomes welcomed their second child, a boy, Patrick “Bronze” Lavon Mahomes III, on November 28, 2022.
House And Residence
In 2019, the quarterback purchased a beautiful house in Kansas City, Missouri, where he resides with his wife, Brittany Matthews, daughter, Sterling Skye Mahomes, and their two dogs.
The house has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms with a beautiful fireplace.
It is worth over $1.7 million. In addition to that, they spent $400,000 in renovations to make the house their home.
Moreover, Mahomes has a sneaker collection in his House.
Social Media Presence
Patrick Mahomes is quite active on social media. His social media is all filled with pictures of him during games and beautiful still images with his family.
He is available on Instagram under the handle @patrickmahomes, on Twitter @PatrickMahomes, and on Facebook @Patrick Mahomes.
Instagram: 5.1 million followers
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Twitter: 2.3 million followers
Facebook: 1.1 million followers
After getting drafted by the Chiefs and winning the Super Bowls, his popularity is continuously increasing.
The above graph gives brief information about the popularity of the American quarterback in the United States based on Google searches over a year.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
Who is Patrick Mahomes's agent?
Leigh Steinberg (Steinberg Sports & Entertainment) is the agent of Patrick Mahomes.
What is Patrick Mahomes's middle name?
Patrick Mahomes's middle name is Lavon.
In which team does Patrick Mahomes play?
Mahomes plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. Moreover, the team drafted him in the 2017 NFL Draft as the 10th pick overall. He has been playing for the Chiefs since then.
Is Patrick Mahomes in the new State Farm commercial?
Yes, Patrick Mahomes plays a yoga instructor in the new State Farm commercial.
How much is Patrick Mahomes's Prizm rookie card value?
Patrick Mahomes's Prizm rookie card price ranges from $8,000 to $11,000.
What is Patrick Mahomes's highest rookie card value?
Patrick Mahomes's highest rookie card value is $4.3 million. A 2017 rookie card signed by Patrick was sold for $4.3 million on July 2021. Interestingly it is considered the highest price ever paid for an NFL card.
What is Patrick Mahomes' haircut called?
The footballer's haircut is called the mohawk fade haircut.
hat is Patrick Mahomes Madden NFL 22 and NFL 23 rating?
Patrick Mahomes has an overall madden rating of 99 on Madden NFL 22 and 98 on Madden NFL 23.
Did Patrick Mahomes have a concussion?
He did not have a concussion. However, in a game against the Tennessee Titans, Mahomes took a bad hit to his head and was pulled in the fourth quarter despite clearing the NFL concussion protocol.
Which car did Patrick Mahomes gift his fiancee?
Patrick Mahomes gifted a brand new Lamborghini Urus SUV worth more than $230,000 to his beautiful fiancee Brittany Matthews.