It was pretty clear that Patrick Mahomes was a special talent when he was playing for Texas Tech University. However, no one, not even the most optimistic person ever thought that he'd dominate the NFL that quickly.
Mahomes is just getting started. He's been around the league for four years (three as a starter) and he's already put up bigger numbers, won more awards, and earned more money than most of the players to ever set foot on a gridiron.
And that's just one of the many reasons why people are so in awe of his talent. He keeps getting better and is yet to scratch the surface of his potential. In his words, he didn't even know how to read defenses until his third year in the league, and that's a scary thought.
How Old Is Patrick Mahomes?
Patrick Mahomes was born in September 17, 1995, in Tyler, Texas. That means that he just turned 25 years old and he's already a Super Bowl champion. Most quarterbacks don't throw a pass in the NFL until they're already that age.
How Much Does Patrick Mahomes Make?
The Kansas City Chiefs signed Patrick Mahomes to a massive 10-year, $477 million dollar deal that could go all the way to $500 million (plus endorsements). That's the largest contract in the history of major sports and something completely unthinkable 10 years ago.
What Awards Have Patrick Mahomes Won?
And even though that's a bunch load of money, how could the Kansas City Chiefs not pay him what he's worth? In just 3 seasons as a starter, Patrick Mahomes has already put together this incredible list of accolades: (as of November 2020)
+Super Bowl champion (LIV)
+Super Bowl MVP (LIV)
+NFL Most Valuable Player (2018)
+NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2018)
+First-team All-Pro (2018)
+2× Pro Bowl (2018, 2019)
+NFL passing touchdowns leader (2018)
+12,447 passing yards,
+103 passing touchdowns
It's still pretty early to tell, but should he continue to break records at this pace, there's no doubt that, once it's all said and done, Patrick Mahomes will go down as the greatest quarterback in NFL history.