Patrick Lavon Mahomes II (born September 17, 1995), better known as Patrick Mahomes II, is a talented quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.
Mahomes began his football career as a quarterback at ‘Texas Tech University,’ and later went on to play for the ‘NFL’s ‘Kansas City Chiefs,’ where he was selected in the 2017 ‘NFL Draft.’ Patrick Mahomes II became only the third player in NFL history to throw for 50 touchdowns in a single season during the 2018 season.
As a result of his performance, he was named to the ‘First Team All-Pro’ and ‘AFC-NFC Pro Bowl’ all-star games. The same year, he was named ‘AFC Offensive Player of the Year’ at the ‘101 Awards.’
|Full Name:||Patrick Lavon Mahomes II|
|Stage Name:||Patrick Mahomes II|
|Born:||17 September 1995 (age 27 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Tyler, Texas, United States|
|Parents:||Randi Martin, Pat Mahomes|
|Siblings:||Jackson Mahomes, Mia Randall|
|Wife • Spouse:||Not Married|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Brittany Matthews|
|Children:||Sterling Skye Mahomes|
|Net Worth:||US$40 million|
His Early Life
Patrick Mahomes II was born on September 17, 1995, in Tyler, Texas, to Randi Martin and Pat Mahomes, a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher.
Apart from American football, he also played baseball and basketball at ‘Whitehouse High School’ in Texas.
In his senior year of high school, he had an outstanding football record.
Among his accomplishments were 15 rushing touchdowns, 50 passing touchdowns, 948 rushing yards, and 4,619 passing yards. He was also an accomplished baseball player. As a pitcher, he pitched a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts.
Following that, he was named ‘Male Athlete of the Year’ by the American website ‘MaxPreps.’
Patrick Mahomes II’s first collegiate football opponents were the ‘Oklahoma State Cowboys’ of Oklahoma State University. He was brought in to replace injured quarterback Davis Matthew Webb.
He made his University of Texas at Austin debut against the ‘Texas Longhorns.’ After completing 13 of 21 passes in his debut game, Patrick Mahomes II was retained as the starter for the final three games of the season. In one of his games against the ‘Baylor Bears’ of ‘Baylor University,’ he passed for 598 yards and six touchdowns.
Prior to the draft, he was rated the second-best quarterback by ‘Sports Illustrated,’ third-best by ‘ESPN,’ and fourth-best by ‘NFL Selection Scout.’ Because of his outstanding collegiate record, he was one of the most sought-after players in the draft.
The ‘Kansas City Chiefs’ eventually drafted him in the first round. He was the first quarterback selected in the first round by the Missouri-based team since Todd Alan Blackledge in the 1983 ‘NFL Draft.’ On July 20, 2017, he signed a US$16.42 million contract with the ‘Chiefs.’ He made his starting debut against the ‘Denver Broncos,’ and he helped the ‘Chiefs’ win.
On January 30, 2018, the ‘Chiefs’ announced the trade of regular starter Alex Smith. The team’s decision to trade Alex Smith gave Patrick Mahomes II the opportunity to start the entire season at quarterback.
In his first game as a regular starting quarterback, he threw four touchdown passes to help his team defeat the ‘Los Angeles Chargers.’ He was selected ‘AFC Offensive Player of the Week’ for his outstanding performance.
In a game against the ‘Steelers,’ he set the ‘NFL’ record for most touchdown passes in a quarterback’s first three games.
He also set a new ‘NFL’ record by throwing the most touchdown passes in the first two weeks of the season in the same game. He was named ‘AFC Offensive Player of the Week’ for the second week in a row, making him the first quarterback since 2011 to receive two consecutive ‘player of the week’ honors.
Patrick Mahomes II had 304 passing yards, a rushing touchdown, and a throwing touchdown in his fourth week as a starter against the ‘Denver Broncos.’ Despite his four passing touchdowns, 352 passing yards, and two interceptions, his team was defeated in the sixth week by the ‘New England Patriots.’
In the following game, the ‘Chiefs’ defeated the ‘Cincinnati Bengals.’ In the game, he had four passing touchdowns, 358 passing yards, and one interception. In the following game, against the ‘Denver Broncos,’ he threw for four touchdowns, one interception, and 303 yards.
In the 17th week of the 2018 season, Patrick Mahomes II became the second quarterback in NFL history to reach 50 passing touchdowns and 5,000 passing yards while playing against the ‘Oakland Raiders.’ He’s also one of only seven NFL players to ever pass for 5,000 yards in a single season.
His Family and Personal Life
Patrick Mahomes II’s girlfriend is Brittany Matthews, a former soccer player. Brittany first met Mahomes in high school and now works as a personal fitness trainer.
On May 12, 2017, Patrick Mahomes II and his friends were robbed at gunpoint in Tyler, Texas. The suspects were eventually apprehended by authorities.