Patrick Lavon Mahomes II is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He initially played college football and college baseball at Texas Tech University. Following his sophomore year, he quit baseball to focus solely on football. Read below to find out more about him!
Mahomes was born in Tyler, Texas. He attended Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas, which is located near Tyler.
Mahomes started attending the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 after earning his GED.
Patrick Mahomes attended the University of Texas at Austin for three semesters before he received his GED. He was recruited by Texas Tech to play football.
Mahomes’ left college after two years and transferred to the University of Texas at Tyler so that he could attend classes with his friends.
As a freshman, Mahomes played in nine games with four starts for head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
He threw for 2,509 yards with 16 touchdowns and ten interceptions on 224-for-347 passing.
As a sophomore, he passed for 4,653 yards with 36 touchdowns and 15 interceptions on 305-of-495 passing.
His 36 touchdown passes set an NCAA Division I FBS season passing record, breaking the mark held by his quarterback at Texas Tech, Patrick Mahomes II.
In January 2017, Mahomes was named the MVP of the 2016 East-West Shrine Game after he threw for 198 yards and a touchdown while rushing for a game-high 107 yards and two touchdowns in an 18–16 victory on January 21.
He also had scholarship offers from the University of Texas at San Antonio and Rice University.
Mahomes considered declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft as an underclassman but chose to return to the Red Raiders for his junior year. As a junior, he was awarded the Sammy Baugh Trophy.
When was Mahomes drafted
Mahomes was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 10th pick of the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He signed a four-year contract worth $16.4 million, with a base annual salary for this season of $1.9 million, which makes him one of the highest-paid players in NFL history!
He has done great at his first couple games; his statistics include:
- Passing yards – 919 (Week 1)
- Touchdowns – 11 (Week 1)
- Interceptions – 1 (Week 2)
“We’ve seen a ton from him in these two games,” Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said about Mahomes.
“There are going to be some ups and downs throughout your rookie year, but the big thing is his ability to bounce back from those. We’ve seen him do that time and time again.”
2018 season: record-setting MVP
The 2018 season proved to be another stellar one for Mahomes, who is now the league’s most potent passer.
He had a record-setting MVP season in which he threw for 5,097 yards with 50 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions over the course of 16 games.
2019 season: Super Bowl champions
The Kansas City Chiefs did not have a good start to the 2019 season, but they managed to make it to the AFC Championship game and proved to be a force in the playoffs.
They defeated the Indianapolis Colts 30-27 in overtime in their home stadium before beating other teams on the way to Super Bowl LIV. The Chiefs lost 46-42 against the New England Patriots, who had never won a Super Bowl before this season.
2020 season: Second Super Bowl appearance
In 2020, the Chiefs faced the Los Angeles Chargers in an AFC West rematch. A pass from Mahomes with four seconds left sent the game into overtime but the Chiefs lost 30-27.
Patrick Mahomes made his third Super Bowl appearance in 2021 and lost 37-28 to the Washington Redskins.
Mahomes has a bright future ahead! He’s already doing well in his rookie season and we’re excited to see what he does next.