On a day where the news regarding a COVID-19 outbreak across Major League Baseball, some positive news surfaces. The Kansas City Royals have announced that Patrick Mahomes will be joining the organization’s ownership group. The 2019 Super Bowl MVP had reportedly been mingling with fellow tight end Travis Kelce and other National Football League (NFL) players on a deal with the New York Mets.
Ultimately, Mahomes chose to stay with the hometown organization and get in with the Royals. This comes after Mahomes signed a massive $503 million contract extension with the 2019 Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. He surely has some financial freedom to get involved with ownership if he would like, even on the team-friendly deal.
The Kansas City Royals published a statement regarding Mahomes entry to the ownership group on Twitter:
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 28, 2020
This announcement means that Mahomes, now 24 years old, is the youngest owner in sports history. With this move, he will join a Royals ownership group that is headed by John Sherman as the Chairman CEO and principal owner. There is no hiding the baseball ties in the Mahomes family as father Pat Mahomes is a former big leaguer.
Mahomes played in 11 big league seasons, bouncing between six different franchises. He had a 5.47 ERA over a career that spanned from 1992 until 2003. However, the ties to baseball do not stop at father Pat Mahomes, Patrick has his storylines in the game.
Mahomes played one season of college ball and excelled as a high-school player. He was selected in the 37th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Detroit Tigers. He opted to attend Texas Tech University instead, where he excelled on the football field and ultimately was drafted by the Chiefs.
During his one season with Texas Tech University at the NCAA level, Mahomes did not see the field much, registering two at-bats, and having one relief appearance where he failed to record an out. Thankfully for Mahomes, his first year of college baseball woes never mattered as he has become one of, if not, the best quarterback(s) across the NFL.