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Patrick Mahomes Refuses To Lose, Even on His Peloton: ‘I’m So Damn Competitive That I Kill Myself’

Even if you’re a hardcore Las Vegas Raiders fan, it’s pretty hard to hate Patrick Mahomes. During his relatively brief time in the NFL, the Kansas City quarterback has proven to be one of the league’s most successful and exciting players; between his raw talent and ability to pull off the seemingly impossible, it’s almost surprising when he and his Chiefs lose a game.

Patrick Mahomes’ competitive spirit isn’t just limited to football, though. When the quarterback climbs onto his Peloton, there’s no standing in his way.

Patrick Mahomes has already become a superstar with the Kansas City Chiefs

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For decades, the Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t draft a competent starting quarterback. Patrick Mahomes, however, has altered the course of franchise history during a few brief years in Missouri.

Although Mahomes could have followed in his father’s footsteps and played baseball, he decided to focus on football. He headed to Texas Tech and, during his two full seasons as the starting quarterback, lit up the scoreboard every time he took the field. He then entered the 2007 NFL draft, joining the Chiefs as the 10th-overall pick.

While Mahomes spent his rookie year backing up Alex Smith, that wasn’t an indictment of his NFL potential. The quarterback took over the starting job at the start of his sophomore season and promptly threw for 50 touchdowns and over 5,000 yards. During the 2019 campaign, he, of course, led the Chiefs to a long-awaited Super Bowl title; 2020 then brought another AFC West title and a first-round playoff bye.

Finding success in virtually everything he does

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While Patrick Mahomes is yet to finish his third full season as an NFL starter, he already has an MVP award and a Super Bowl title to his name. The quarterback’s success, however, isn’t limited to football trophies.

Thanks to that on-field success, Mahomes inked a massive, $500 million contract extension in July 2020; that’s, unsurprisingly, the largest single deal that any athlete has ever received. Beyond that money, the quarterback also has plenty of big-name endorsement deals, which add even more money to his bottom line.

Beyond that, Mahomes also proposed to his fiance during the offseason; he and Britany Matthews are now engaged and expecting their first child. He also became a part-owner of the Kansas City Royals, making 2020, all things considered, a pretty successful year.

Patrick Mahomes gets pretty competitive on his Peloton

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During his first four campaigns with the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes has only lost eight regular-season games. While we don’t have the official stats, it’s safe to assume he’s also pretty successful on his Peloton.

While every athlete puts in offseason work to stay in top shape, Mahomes isn’t just pushing himself to be the best. Whenever he climbs aboard his Peloton bike, the Chiefs’ star refuses to let anyone outdo his efforts.

“I’m so damn competitive that I kill myself,” the quarterback told GQ’s Clay Skipper. “I see the leaderboard, and I see that, like, Brian from North Carolina is catching me, and I’m like: ‘There’s no way.” He does more than just riding a bike, though. During the offseason, Mahomes also spent an hour each morning working on his and an hour and a half focusing on his legs.

In case you’re curious, Mahomes’ Peloton name is 2PM; going against him, however, might not be the best idea. As plenty of NFL defenders can attest, challenging Patrick Mahomes usually results in defeat.

Stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference