Super Bowl Winning QB Patrick Mahomes Almost Gave Up On His Football Career Because Of His Father: ‘Just Wasting The Time With This Football Thing’

Published 06/19/2022, 10:25 AM EDT
AVENTURA, FLORIDA – JANUARY 28: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs speaks to the media during the Kansas City Chiefs media availability prior to Super Bowl LIV at the JW Marriott Turnberry on January 28, 2020 in Aventura, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Moving ahead without Patrick Mahomes would have been the worst nightmare for Arrowhead supporters. The NFL’s history would never be the same without him.

However, there was a time when senior Mahomes urged him to leave pro football and pursue a career in the MLB or NBA. But the Grim Reaper went against his dad, and it has aged wonderfully.

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Patrick Mahomes’ visit to the Texas Longhorns during his sophomore season wasn’t as great as someone might think. His father, a legendary MLB pitcher who played for the Mets, Pirates, Rangers, and more, saw it all and urged him to leave pro football and pursue another sport. Senior Mahomes recalled the moment in one of his appearances with TMZ Sports.

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Pat Mahomes Sr. mentioned, “I remember coming home from a recruit visit with Texas and they were recruiting as a safety. I was telling him, ‘Why don’t we just quit this and let’s just concentrate on the other two?’ I said we’re just wasting the time with this football thing. He said, ‘Dad I want to be out there with my teammates. I want to be out there with the guys I’ve been playing with forever and I couldn’t see myself in the stands watching them.’ Luckily he didn’t listen to me.”

Cut to the year 2022. The Chiefs ace is already a three-time Pro Bowler, a two-time All-Pro, and a Super Bowl champ and MVP. Since 2020, he has put the ink on one of the most lucrative contracts in American sports history.

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Apart from the ownership stakes, the ‘Grim Reaper’ also made various brand investments, including WHOOP, a health and fitness association, and Hyperice, a manufacturer of massagers and stretching equipment.

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Patrick is an investor and brand ambassador for both brands.

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his M.A.

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