Where is Patrick Mahomes from? 6 things to know about the Chiefs quarterback
The Cincinnati Bengals will play in their second straight AFC championship game Sunday, and they will face a familiar foe: the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Bengals and Chiefs both reached the AFC title game last year, with Cincinnati winning 27-24 to reach the Super Bowl. Now, it must try to get past Patrick Mahomes and company yet again.
If you're a Bengals fan, you likely know all about their quarterback, Joe Burrow. But many Who Dey chanters may not know much about the opposing QB, Mahomes, other than the fact that he's one of the NFL's best players. We decided to put together a list of facts about the 2018 NFL MVP, just so you know exactly who the Bengals are facing Sunday.
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Where is Patrick Mahomes from?
Mahomes was born Sept. 17, 1995, in Tyler, Texas, to Randi Martin and Pat Mahomes. He went to high school in Whitehouse, Texas, before playing college ball at Texas Tech University.
Does Patrick Mahomes come from a famous family?
Like our Joey B, Mahomes isn't the only person in his family to spend time as a pro athlete. His father, Pat, played in the MLB for 11 seasons between 1992 and 2003, pitching for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Mahomes' brother, Jackson, is also popular on TikTok, with over 1 million followers.
Who is Patrick Mahomes' wife, Brittany Mahomes?
The Chiefs quarterback married his high school sweetheart Brittany Mahomes (Matthews) in March 2022. According to People Magazine, Patrick was a sophomore in high school and Brittany was a junior when they met.
After studying kinesiology at the University of Texas at Tyler, Brittany played professional soccer in Iceland. She is a co-owner of the Kansas City Current, a professional women's soccer team. Brittany also has over 1 million followers on Instagram.
The couple welcomed a daughter, Sterling, in February 2021, and a son, Patrick, in November 2022.
Patrick Mahomes vs. Joe Burrow career stats
Before the star signal-callers face off in the AFC championship game Sunday at 6:30 p.m., here's a look at their career accomplishments.
After becoming a starter in 2018, Mahomes won the NFL AP MVP award that season. He has earned five Pro Bowl selections and two First-Team All Pro nods. Mahomes and the Chiefs won Super Bowl 54 during the 2019 season, and he was Super Bowl MVP. They also made the Super Bowl the next year but lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Burrow, on the other hand, was the 2021 AP Comeback Player of the Year after suffering an injury during his rookie season. He earned his first Pro Bowl selection this year, and he took the Bengals to the Super Bowl during the 2021 campaign. The LSU product also led the Tigers to a national championship in college and won the Heisman Trophy. Burrow is 3-0 in his career against Mahomes and the Chiefs.
Here are their career stats.
Joe Burrow (2020-2022)
Patrick Mahomes (2017-2022)
What is Patrick Mahomes' contract with the Chiefs?
The Chiefs quarterback signed a 10-year contract extension in July 2020 that could be worth up to $503 million over 12 years, per Sports Illustrated.
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Patrick Mahomes was also a baseball star
The Detroit Tigers drafted Mahomes in 2014. He threw a no-hitter and struck out 16 batters in high school, according to his Texas Tech bio.
Luckily for the Chiefs, Mahomes chose football over baseball, but he is part of the Kansas City Royals' ownership group, per Sports Illustrated.
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