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Mahomes Mania is sweeping the NFL – and the young quarterback is just getting started.
The right-handed Kansas City Chiefs starter led his team to victory of the Denver Broncos on October 1, memorably throwing a critical pass to wide receiver Tyreek Hill with his left hand to set up the winning touchdown shortly thereafter.
Since taking over from Alex Smith as the team’s starting quarterback this season, Mahomes has proven to be the cornerstone of a high-octane offense that’s helped Kansas City amass a 4-0 record so far – and even has many speculating that a Most Valuable Player Award could be in his future at the end of the current season.
Patrick Mahomes has led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 4-0 record so far in the 2018-2019 season
But just who is Patrick Mahomes? What impact has his early success in the NFL had on his net worth? Here’s a look at the elite young quarterback leading Kansas City’s charge in the NFL this season.
Who is Patrick Mahomes?
Patrick Mahomes is a professional football player in the NFL who currently plays quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs.
He was born in Tyler, Texas on September 17, 1995.
The son of former Major League Baseball pitcher Pat Mahomes, he stood out as a multisport athlete in high school, playing football, basketball and baseball.
Mahomes was highly-rated as a top recruit for both Major League Baseball and college football, being named the top prospect overall for the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft and ultimately being selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 37th round, but opted not to sign and instead committed to play football at Texas Tech University.
He initially played both football and baseball for the college, though later left the baseball team in 2016 to focus his efforts entirely on football. Playing quarterback, Mahomes continued to impress as one of the top college quarterbacks in the United States, winning the Sammy Baugh Award for the top passer in college football after the 2016 season.
In January 2017, he announced that he would forgo his senior year and instead enter the NFL Draft for that year, eventually being selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round as the tenth draftee overall.
Backing up starting quarterback Alex Smith during his rookie season Mahomes saw limited action on the field but was later named as the starting quarterback in January 2018 after Smith was traded to the Washington Redskins.
Upon taking the helm of the Kansas City Chiefs, Mahomes has led them team to a 4-0 record so far in the 2018-2019 NFL season, breaking the NFL record for most touchdowns during a quarterback’s first three games. He’s also earned the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award twice in a row, becoming the first quarterback to win player of the week awards consecutively since Tom Brady in 2011.
He’s also been pegged as an early favorite to win the Most Valuable Player Award for the 2018-2019 NFL season.
How old is Patrick Mahomes?
Patrick Mahomes is 23-years-old.
He was born on September 17, 1995.
What is Patrick Mahomes’s net worth?
Patrick Mahomes’s net worth is reportedly about $11.7 million (£9m).
How does Patrick Mahomes make his money?
Mahomes’s wealth is the result of his NFL career, having signed a $16.4 million (£12.6m) contract with a $10 million (£7.7m) signing bonus in July 2017.
Notably, Mahomes has declined any major endorsement deals until the upcoming NFL offseason, looking to prove himself on the field and as a teammate before signing any sponsorship deals.
According to his agent Leigh Steinberg: ‘We’re keeping it low key and, once the season is successfully over, then we’ll go into marketing in a lot of different brand categories.’
Steinberg also added: ‘We’re being very, very careful to allow this season to proceed without his face on every billboard. Without it creating a situation where he throws the first interception and people are saying, “Well, why’s he on every billboard?”’
Who is Patrick Mahomes’s wife?
Mahomes is not currently believed to be married, but has reportedly been dating Brittany Matthews, a soccer play at the University of Texas at Tyler, since high school.