Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is here to stay. If you hadn't watched this wizard operate head coach Andy Reid's high-powered offense at Arrowhead Stadium, you saw him on the NFL's biggest stage when his team defeated Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl LIV.
Mahomes does it all. The 2018 NFL MVP sets records and reaches marks no QB in league history has before. He can channel his inner Uncle Rico to throw a football nearly 100 yards, make left-handed passes look easy for a natural righty, and is the biggest Ketchup lover you may ever see. There is a lot this 24-year-old superstar has yet to do, but he's already made a massive impact in his community.
His 15 And The Mahomies Foundation supports Kansas City-area charities to improve the lives of children. Mahomes became the first $400-million quarterback in National Football League history, but the Tyler, Texas native is certainly humble enough to give back in his community. That includes helping put the finishing touches on transitional housing for U.S. Army veterans and give back to the men and women who serve our country.
Alongside The Veterans Community Project, which builds specialized housing for former military personnel as part of the Tiny Houses for Homeless Veterans initiative, Mahomes was seen on one of his days off during the 2018 season painting these homes in the Kansas City area.
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"They give so much for us to be able to be where we are and be able to live the life that we live," Mahomes said. "For us to give back to them and give them somewhere where they can come back home, and have a stable home, and have stable place for them to stay and live life is something that makes it the least that we do for them."
A few days later, Mahomes torched the Cleveland Browns for 375 passing yards and three TDs. He finished that season as only the second QB in league history -- joining eventual Hall-of-Fame QB Peyton Manning -- with at least 5,000 yards and 50 touchdown passes in the same year.
The third-year pro is a star quarterback on the football field, but off it, Mahomes isn't afraid to roll up his sleeves and help build homes in his free time.
Chiefs fans have plenty of success coming over the next decade, and the National Football League is seeing one of its most marketable athletes be a role model of epic proportions for the next generation.
This article was originally published January 24, 2020.
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