Mahomes father, Patrick Mahomes Sr., has always been a massive supporter of his son’s meteoric rise in the NFL.
Recently, the Chiefs QB was criticized for having a “dad bod,” and his father raced to his defense.
“Patrick works really hard, he’s at the gym all the time, he works out three times a week,” said on “CNN This Morning” on Thursday. “He’s unfortunate, he got that from me too, that’s in his DNA.
“We just don’t get the muscles like DK Metcalf and some of the guys who are built likes rocks and statues. We’ve just got this natural ‘dad bod’ and, hey, we’re representing.”
The 53-year-old describes Mahomes’ sporting abilities at a young age as “special.”
Patrick Mahomes Sr has been blown away by his son’s accomplishments since he was a kid.
“The things he was doing at such a young age, I knew that was different. I knew that was special and I knew that if he continued to move in that fashion and to continue working every day that he’d have a chance to be a professional athlete,” Mahomes Sr. said.
“I mean, I’ve never seen a kid that worked as hard as he did, that grinded every day to try to make himself better, like he says, each and every day. It was just crazy. We would be out just shooting baskets at 10 to 11 p.m. at night and I would tell him: ‘Ain’t nobody out here working but me, you and Michael Jordan. We’re the only three guys that are working and trying to get better.’ And he took it and he ran with it and for him to get to the pinnacle of where he is now is just outstanding.”
All that hard work has clearly paid off, with Mahomes’ unique skillset pushing the Chiefs to new heights and turning himself into the face of the NFL since Tom Brady’s retirement.
On February 11, his Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, Nevada – the fourth time the team has reached the season-ending game of the NFL season since the native Texan became a starter.
It’s been a remarkable run with Patrick Mahomes at the helm for Kansas City, with himself, head coach Andy Reid and Travis Kelce forming an almost unstoppable combination.
To compete at the highest level is something that is rare and very special. For him to have the amount of success that he’s had this early on in his career is just surreal,” he told CNN.
“It’s kind of crazy. I really haven’t ever seen anything like him. I’ve been around a lot of great athletes – in (Alex Rodriguez) and Rickey Henderson and all these guys – but to be at the top of your game so quickly and continue to repeat it year after year, it just makes it that much more special.”
Mahomes’ father said he planned on being at the Super Bowl, but a recent development may change those plans.
Patrick Mahomes Sr. Arrested For Third DUI Ahead Of Super Bowl
According to TMZ, Patrick Mahomes Sr. was arrested for driving while intoxicated for the third time or more.
The 53-year-old father of the Chiefs’ QB was arrested Saturday night in Texas according to online booking records. Bond is reportedly expected to be set later today.
This isn’t Mahomes’ first arrest for DWI. He was also reportedly arrested back in 2019 for DWI second or more for which he was sentenced to 40 days in jail. He reportedly served the time on weekends to fulfill his requirement.
It’s a pretty wild time for Mahomes Sr. to be arrested with his son is just days away from competing against the San Francisco 49ers for a Super Bowl title.
It will be interesting to see if Patrick Mahomes Sr. Is released in time to witness his son and the Kansas City Chiefs battle the San Francisco 49ers for a Lombardi Trophy.