Patrick Mahomes has already accomplished a lot during his NFL career. During the 2019 season, Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to their second Super Bowl title in franchise history. The 25-year-old has quickly emerged as one of the best players in the game.
Before Mahomes’ Week 7 game against the Denver Broncos, Mahomes caught some college football, and he had a message for the Ohio State football team.
Patrick Mahomes has become an NFL superstar over the last few years
Mahomes is currently in his fourth season in the league. The Chiefs selected him in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. During his first year, he served as the backup quarterback to Alex Smith. Mahomes appeared in the final game of the regular season in 2017 and threw for 284 yards. The next season Mahomes became the starter, and he never looked back. Mahomes had a breakout season in 2018. He threw for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns. His 50 touchdown passes led the league, and he was named the NFL’s MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.
After an impressive 2018 season, the reigning NFL MVP was ready to have another successful season. Mahomes started the 2019 season off strong as the Chiefs were among the top teams throughout the regular season. Though his numbers were down from the 2018 season, Mahomes continued to dominate on the field. He threw for 4,031 yards and 26 touchdowns. He did miss a few games during the season due to an injury he suffered, but he made a quick recovery.
Mahomes led the Chiefs to the Super Bowl as they took on the San Francisco 49ers. In the biggest game of his NFL career, Mahomes did not disappoint. He helped the Chiefs come back to defeat the 49ers, and he was named Super Bowl MVP after throwing for 286 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 29 yards and one touchdown. Mahomes became the youngest quarterback and third-youngest player in NFL history to win Super Bowl MVP.
Patrick Mahomes is a big fan of college football
Mahomes enjoyed a nice offseason as he signed a 10-year contract extension worth up to $503 million. His contract was the largest contract in American professional sports history. The defending Super Bowl champs got off to a hot start to the 2020 season, starting 4-0. With Mahomes at quarterback, the Chiefs are making a strong case that they’ll contend for another Super Bowl title.
When Mahomes is not playing, he makes sure to check in with college football. Mahomes attended Texas Tech, and he always shows support for his alma mater. On October 24, he was watching another team, and that was Ohio State. Ohio State took on Nebraska in their first game of the season, and the Buckeyes dominated. They defeated Nebraska 52-17 and controlled the entire game. Ohio State is filled with talented players from around the country.
During the game, Mahomes watched the Ohio State offense pick Nebraska’s defense apart. As a native of Texas, Mahomes tweeted out a message to Ohio State. “I’m tired of y’all taking all these Receivers from Texas.” Mahomes tweeted that out as a joke, but he had a little bias being from Texas.
Ohio State brings in top recruits from all over
When you’re a program with a lot of success in the past, players want to attend your school. That’s the case for Ohio State’s football team. In recent years, they have been one of the top teams in college football. During the 2019 season, they finished with a 13-1 record, losing to Clemson in the College Football Playoffs.
This year, Ohio State will look to get back to the College Football Playoffs and compete for a National Championship. Ohio State certainly has the team to do so. According to Ohio State’s roster, they have eight players from Texas, and Mahomes is well aware of Ohio State bringing in top players. As long as Ohio State keeps winning, top players will continue to go there to play.