Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes on Lil Uzi Vert, Call of Duty, Law & Order, Royals, more

It wasn’t all football talk for the Kansas City quarterback leading up to Super Bowl 55.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) speaks during Super Bowl media day on Monday.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) speaks during Super Bowl media day on Monday. [ AP ]
Published Feb. 6, 2021

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes talked plenty in advance of Super Bowl 55 about matching up with Tom Brady, facing the Bucs and football. He had some interesting things to say when asked about other topics, as well:

• Off-week diversions: “I played a little bit of Call of Duty. But other than that, I just got to sit around and study a little bit at the house with (fiancee Brittany Matthews), then we watch TV. … I might catch a movie or watch Law & Order, Chicago P.D. or whatever is on TV at the time.”

• Rap music: “I’m a big fan of Lil Uzi Vert. I listen to all these guys. I keep it versatile. I listen to all kinds of music.”

• A potential baseball career, like his dad, who pitched in the majors: “I felt like I had topped out in baseball. I don’t know how much better I would have got. I played it my whole entire life. When I went back to try to play baseball my freshman year of college (at Texas Tech), I wasn’t the same player as I was my senior year of high school (when he was a 37th-round draft pick by the Tigers). So I don’t know if I’d have made it. I would have tried. I would have worked my tail off to try to get there. But I’m definitely glad I chose football.”

• His spirit animal: “I would like to be like a wolf, kind of running around with my pack and being able to be a leader. Someone that continues to attack and continues to lead as much as possible.”

• He and Matthews buying into the Royals and Kansas City’s new National Women’s Soccer League franchise: “We want to invest in this community as much as they’ve invested in us. As far as me investing in the Royals and becoming a part-owner there, that’s really one of my joys I’ve always had, with baseball. And then her with the NWSL team, bringing them back to Kansas City, a place where women’s soccer is really, really emphasized and supported. It’s just the tip of the iceberg. We want to continue to invest in this community, to be the best community that it possibly can be.”

• What a “Mahomie” is: “A ‘Mahomie’ is someone that just loves to help others, loves being a part of a community and making the world a better place.”

• Picking which companies to do commercials for, such as State Farm, Head & Shoulders: “(Who) I partner with, the companies that I represent, they all have great leadership, they all have great people throughout that company. I like to enhance my brand by being part of great companies that have done it the right way for a long time.”

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