Why Is the Month of October Crucial to 22-Year-Old Jackson Mahomes and His NFL Brother Patrick Mahomes?

Published 10/04/2023, 12:07 PM EDT

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The Mahomes brothers are facing some tough tests this month. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is close to his younger brother, Jackson Mahomes. Despite a five-year age gap between them, the brothers have always been there for each other through life’s ups and downs, whether it’s supporting Patrick in Chiefs games or helping Jackson navigate legal entanglements.

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They never shy away from sharing their strong brotherly bond in public. Jackson Mahomes has even praised this bond, saying that they have a normal sibling relationship and are “super close.” However, this time, as they continue to support each other, both brothers are facing challenges, as October brings some serious tests for the duo.

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In May, on the 3rd of the month, Jackson Mahomes was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of battery related to an incident that occurred on February 25. According to reports, Mahomes allegedly assaulted an elderly woman who owns a KC restaurant in Overland Park. After she filed a complaint, he was arrested and charged with those batteries, after six days of the incident for which he pleaded not guilty. Mahomes posted $100,000 bail and was released from KC jail. But that wasn’t the end of the story. In the final week of August, Mahomes was scheduled to appear in court for his preliminary hearing.

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Unfortunately, the judge in charge of the case fell ill due to COVID-19 and was forced to postpone the preliminary hearing. As a result, the hearing has been moved to October 24, when the prosecution will present their case and the judge is expected to listen to the testimony of witnesses. Jackson Mahomes, if found guilty, could face up to a 55-month prison sentence under Kansas law, or could be fined a significant amount of money. This is the first time Jackson has faced legal action for any of his controversial actions.

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While he and his family wait for the hearing on October 24, Mahomes’ older brother Patrick, too has some big tests to face this month. Amid the stress of his brother’s hearing, the 2x MVP will be heading towards the Super Bowl path.

What’s so crucial about Patrick Mahomes and October?

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The NFL season kicked off on September 7 with Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs facing the Detroit Lions. Despite a few early mistakes, Mahomes and the team have bounced back with back-to-back wins, putting their record at 1-3 so far. However, the real challenges lie ahead for Mahomes. While he started this month with an impressive performance like 504 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, and three rushing touchdowns, the recent game against the New York Jets turned into a nail-biter.

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Despite taking a 17-0 lead in the first quarter, the Jets’ defense posed a significant challenge, intercepting Mahomes twice and tying the game 20-20. Mahomes and the Chiefs managed to secure the win, but he acknowledged his mistakes and stressed the importance of teamwork. With upcoming games against the Chargers, and Vikings, and two against the Denver Broncos on October 12 and 29, maintaining their champion status will be increasingly challenging.

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To secure their third Super Bowl, Mahomes and the Chiefs can’t afford any more mistakes like those in the past games. At this time, Mahomes needs to recall his 2022 statement, “As long as we win the Super Bowl, it won’t matter to me. I just try to go out there and compete. I’ve won an MVP and I won a Super Bowl, and a Super Bowl is a lot better.”

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