“How about 50?” – Patrick Mahomes Shoots Down Retirement Plan Question in Recent Interview

Published 08/20/2021, 1:59 PM EDT
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JANUARY 19: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts after running for a 27 yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


AFC West franchise Kansas City Chiefs made their way to the Super Bowl LIV trophy in 2019. It was quarterback Patrick Mahomes who starred for Andy Reid’s team as they defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the season. Mahomes started the 2020 campaign in the same fashion as the Chiefs prepared for a title defence.

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – DECEMBER 20: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs gestures before the game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 20, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Patrick Mahomes and his chemistry with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce paid great dividends for the Chiefs as they sealed back-to-back appearances in the Super Bowl.

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However, Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers put up a superb all-around display as they beat the defending champions by a comprehensive 9-31 scoreline. Despite the loss, coach Reid and his boys are determined to bounce back in 2021.

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Patrick Mahomes intends to play football till he is in his late 40’s

Speaking to reporters amidst the ongoing preseason, 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes was asked about his future plans. The California-born superstar signed a mammoth 10-year extension with the Chiefs last year. As per that deal, Mahomes will remain in Missouri until 2034.

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But when asked if he wants to hang up his boots by then. here’s what he responded. “At 45? I’ll still be playing football…How ’bout 50?”

The 2019 Super Bowl MVP further spoke about his golf aspirations. “Driving is cool, but you make a nice putt, 15 or 20 feet? There’s no better feeling in the entire world,” Mahomes added via arrowheadpride.com.

TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes during the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Mahomes and the Chiefs start their 2021 NFL campaign with a game against Cleveland Browns in Week 1. All eyes will be on NFL’s golden boy as KC aim to #RunItBack this season. Can they bring the Lombardi Trophy back home? Watch this space for more.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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