It is September 17, 2021, which means it is Patrick Mahomes’ 26th birthday. The K.C. Chiefs quarterback took the world by storm after a fascinating start to the 2018 NFL season, where he threw 10 touchdown passes in the first two weeks.
Mahomes became the most popular player in the NFL. Kansas City was hooked right away. For years, the city and fan base has been asking for a franchise quarterback. After a couple games into his career, everyone knew he was the one.
Mahomes was drafted in 2017, but spent his rookie year behind Alex Smith. His only appearance came in Week 17 that year when the Chiefs already secured their playoff spot and their seeding would not change, regardless of the outcome. The Chiefs gave Mahomes and several backups the nod against the Broncos that week.
Patrick Mahomes is 26-years-old and might have the biggest and best resume at his age.
Since then, Mahomes has soared and made a name for himself on and off the field. Many of you reading this are Chiefs fans. You already know either all or most of this stuff already. But what Mahomes has done up to this point in his life, at 26-years-old, is something we have never seen before. Despite knowing everything you are about to read, this will definitely make it sound impressive again, putting his accomplishments into perspective.
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Success on the gridiron
Mahomes has dominated on the field since his NFL debut on December 27, 2017 against the Denver Broncos. Mahomes has won a Super Bowl and has been to another Super Bowl with the Chiefs. As far as individual awards, he was the Super Bowl 54 MVP, the NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year in 2018. Mahomes is the first player in franchise history win a regular season MVP award.
In his first year as a starting quarterback, Mahomes threw 50 touchdown passes and more than 5,000 yards. Since he started in 2018, Mahomes has thrown 114 touchdown passes, the most by any player in the NFL.
Mahomes owns a plethora of Chiefs and NFL records. Most recently, he passed Kurt Warner for the most passing yards through 50 career starts in NFL history. The crazy part, Mahomes has yet to surpass 50 regular season starts. He will start his 48th this Sunday when the Chiefs visit the Ravens for Sunday Night Football.
For all of his success on the field, Mahomes landed a 12-year extension with the Chiefs worth up to $503 million. It is the second biggest sports contract to ever be signed.
Prior to the NFL, Mahomes shined in college and in high school. In his final season at Texas Tech in 2016, Mahomes earned the Sammy Baugh Trophy, which is awarded annually to the nation’s top collegiate passer.
During his senior year of high school, Mahomes was named the Male Athlete of the Year for the 2013-14 school year by Maxpreps. In football, Mahomes threw 4,619 yards passing, 50 touchdown passes, 948 yards rushing and 15 rushing touchdowns. In baseball, he had 16 strikeouts during a no-hitter. He was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 37th round of the 2014 MLB Draft, but did not sign a contract as he committed to playing football at Texas Tech.