UPDATE: It’s actually spelled MAHOMES. The video was just funny. All of this silliness is explained below and, as we’ve said all along, we love all things Mahomes. Or however anyone ever wants to spell it at any time.
If you’re a member of Chiefs Kingdom, you probably own your fair share of Mahomes-related gear.
Ever since the Kansas City Chiefs first traded up to draft Patrick Mahomes at No. 10 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, the fan base has been head over heels for the young gunslinger who has since transformed into the greatest young quarterback in the game. Even after sitting for his entire rookie season, save for a Week 17 start with the backups, Mahomes was a fan favorite and it would only get better from there.
One year later from that first start, Mahomes was cementing his first NFL Most Valuable Player trophy with 50 touchdowns and 5,000 yards passing and he followed that up with consecutive Super Bowl runs including the Chiefs’ first title in 50 seasons. In a short amount of time, Mahomes became the most talented player to ever put on a Chiefs uniform, and the team rewarded him with a record-setting deal of 10 years and $450 million—a new benchmark in American sports.
Even outside of K.C., Mahomes is perennially a favorite of fans everywhere as one of the league’s best-selling players in terms of merch season after season. It doesn’t hurt to see Mahomes in commercials for products of all kinds.
We say all of this because it’s important to note how much we love all things Mahomes, even when they’re not spelled right. I know that I personally have two shirts, a jersey, tons of football cards, and even a fake Mahomes wig (the effect isn’t the same on me). I’m always game for getting something new for my collection, but imagine my surprise when I saw that there are such things as “MAHOMS” jackets.
No, I did not spell that wrong. Check this out:
We weren’t quite sure what happened here, but what we do know is that Mahomes’ younger brother Jackson is a popular figure on Tik Tok. He’s often been seen at games making his videos and here he’s clearly doing the same. But it’s impossible not to notice the jacket bearing his name—or at least 85.7% of his name.
if it’s that noticeable to us, then it had to be very noticeable to Jackson as he left his house, right? I mean, I would notice if I was sporting a jacket with my own last name but it was spelled wrong. Maybe this is a new way to shorten the name, in case including that first “e” proves a bit exhausting at times. It’s also possible that living up to Mahomes is too much while “Mahoms” isn’t so bad. Maybe it’s a brand and I’m too old to know these things (very, very possible).
EIther way, it makes me want one. I’ve got a nice Mahomes collection but I don’t have a Mahoms and if it’s another way I can show my support and love for the Chiefs’ best player, I’m here for it. Maybe I have to go to the Kasas City Chefs site to find it.
Update: It turns out Jackson’s jacket did have the letter “e” and we missed it. Those things happen and that makes way more sense than wearing a jacket missing an e. In case you were concerned, check it out:
Here’s to Patrick Mahomes and every way a person will ever spell it (or even read it). To be honest, we’d buy either jacket. It’s just about the only thing missing from our current Mahomes collection.