Patrick Lavon Mahomes (born September 17, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).
The son of former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Pat Mahomes,
he initially played college football and college baseball at Texas Tech University.
Following his sophomore year, he quit baseball to focus solely on football. In his junior year, he led all NCAA Division
I FBS players in multiple categories including passing yards (5,052) and total touchdowns (53).
He was selected 10th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2017 NFL Draft.
He was named the starter in 2018 after the Chiefs traded Smith to the Washington Redskins.
That season, Mahomes threw for 5,097 yards, 50 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.
He became the only quarterback in history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a single season in both college and in the NFL.
He joined Peyton Manning as the only players in NFL history to throw 50 touchdown passes and 5,000 yards in a single season
For his performance in his first season as starter, he was named to the Pro Bowl, named First Team All-Pro,
and won the NFL Offensive Player of the Year and NFL Most Valuable Player awards.