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30 Mind-Blowing Facts About Patrick Mahomes Every NFL Fan Must Know

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Patrick Mahomes, one of the fastest and the best quarterbacks in the NFL, has secured several NFL records and Kansas City Chiefs franchise records over a very short period, since his 2017 NFL Draft. He is the fastest NFL player to reach 15,000 career passing yards, as well as the fastest NFL player to reach 100 career touchdowns. He was named as one of Sports Illustrated’s “Sportspeople of the Year” for his activism following the murder of George Floyd and his encouragement for people to vote in the 2020 presidential election. Here are some really interesting facts about the player that will blow your mind:

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  1.  On July 6, 2020, he signed a ten-year extension worth $477 million with another $26 million in potential bonuses for a total of $503 million, which was the largest contract in American professional sports history, at that time. He also became the first professional athlete to have a half a billion dollar contract.
  2.  He was named the cover athlete for “Madden NFL 20,” the American football video game, becoming the first Chiefs player to be on the cover.
  3.  He was named the Madden cover athlete again, along with Tom Brady, for “Madden NFL 22.” With this, he and Brady became the first players in history to be named cover athlete twice.
  4.  In the 2017 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round as 10th overall, becoming the first quarterback to be selected by the Chiefs in the first round, since Todd Blackledge – seventh overall in the 1983 NFL Draft.
  5.  He signed a guaranteed four-year, $16.42 million contract that included a signing bonus of $10.08 million with the Chiefs on July 20, 2017.
  6.  Patrick Lavon Mahomes II was born on September 17, 1995 to Pat Mahomes and Randi Mahomes, in Tyler, Texas. His father is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.
  7.  He is the godson of former Major League pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, who was his father's teammate on the Minnesota Twins.
  8.  He went to Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas, where he played football, baseball and basketball. He firmly believes that training pitching and playing basketball has helped him in improving his quarterback skills.
  9.  As a senior, he had 4,619 passing yards, 50 passing touchdowns, 948 rushing yards, and 15 rushing touchdowns. Also, in his baseball career, he threw a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts in a game his senior year.
  10.  He was rated as a three-star football recruit and was ranked as the 12th best dual-threat quarterback in his class by Rivals.com.
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  12.  At the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, he was a top prospect, even though he was not expected to be selected high, as he was committed to Texas Tech University.
  13.  Still, he was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 37th round of the 2014 MLB Draft. He did not sign a contract with the team, despite a good offer.
  14.  He first started as a backup to Davis Webb, in his freshman season, and had his first career action against Oklahoma State after Webb left the game with an injury.
  15.  In a game against Baylor, he threw for a Big 12 freshman record 598 yards with six touchdowns and one interception.
  16.  In 2021, he joined Sporting Club, the ownership group of the Major League Soccer franchise Sporting Kansas City.
  17.  His first ever contract was with the Hunt’s, after he revealed his love for ketchup in an online interview. After that, he Oakley, Essentia Water, Hy-Vee, State Farm, DirectTV, Adidas, and Head & Shoulders.
  18.  He released his own signature show - Mahomes 1 Impact FLX on August 23, 2021, as a part of his endorsement deal with Adidas.
  19.  He established a nonprofit – 15 and the Mahomies Foundation in April 2019, which is dedicated to improving the lives of children.
  20.  It was in his junior season that he quit playing baseball to focus more on football, for the 2016 season. He went to set multiple NCAA, Big 12, and school records in the 66–59 loss to Oklahoma at home on October 22, 2016.
  21.  His performance in the junior season, earned him the Sammy Baugh Trophy. He was named an Academic All-America second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
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  23.  He forwent his last year of college eligibility and entered the 2017 NFL Draft, ranked as the ranked second best quarterback by SI.com, third by ESPN, and fourth by NFLDraftScout.com.
  24.  He was one of the fastest rising prospects during the draft process and had 18 private workouts and official team visits, the most for any prospect in 2017.
  25.  In 2021, Mahomes became an investor in a group to expand the Whataburger fast food restaurant franchise to Missouri and Kansas.
  26.  He proposed to Brittany Matthews, his high school sweetheart, in a suite in Arrowhead Stadium, the day Mahomes received his Super Bowl Championship ring, on September 1, 2020.
  27.  Matthews had a brief professional soccer career playing for UMF Afturelding and then became a certified personal trainer. She is also a co-owner of Kansas City NWSL, a women's professional soccer team.
  28.  The couple welcomed their first child together – a girl, named Sterling Skye Mahomes, born on February 20, 2021.
  29.  In the 2018 season, he broke the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a quarterback's first three career games, in his second game. His sixth touchdown pass also broke the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season's first two weeks.
  30.  He also became the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns, during the 2018 season. He also became one of the seven players in NFL history with 5,000 passing yards in a season.
  31.  During the 2019 season, he led the Chiefs secure their first Super Bowl victory in 50 years. He was named Super Bowl MVP. With this, he became the youngest quarterback and third-youngest player in NFL history to earn the award.
  32.  Three days after the 2020 Super Bowl, he underwent surgery to repair a turf toe injury he suffered in the divisional round game.
  33.  Patrick Mahomes Net Worth: $30 Million

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