The Mahomes family, as a whole, have not had too many problems with one another, but a cryptic Twitter post by Patrick and Jackson's mother hinted at trouble in paradise. In the message, Randi Mahomes stated that she was "feeling defeated" and was praying about what happens next.
"Totally feeling defeated… (sad emoji) reminding myself God’s plan is bigger than mine (pray emoji)"
This prompted many to wonder what she was talking about. It seemed to indicate that she or her loved ones were going through some troubling times,.
The sentiment is worrying for Patrick Mahomes ahead of the new NFL season.
Can Patrick Mahomes maintain his focus ahead of the new NFL season?
At the end of the 2019 season, Patrick Mahomes was on top of the world. He had won the Super Bowl and was seen by most as the best quarterback in the NFL. However, since hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, things haven't gone according to plan.
While still immensely successful, the Chiefs failed to win the Super Bowl in 2020, losing the big game in a blowout to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2021, the team failed to reach the Super Bowl, falling to the Joe Burrow-led Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game.
Soon after watching the Lombardi Trophy go to the Los Angeles Rams, Mahomes got more bad news. His top receiver, Tyreek Hill, joined the Miami Dolphins. Since the end of the 2021 season, the signal-caller has been hit with a fresh wave of criticism from pundits across the country.
While many still have confidence in the Chiefs superstar, their hubris has cooled down quite a bit from where it was a couple of years ago. Keeping his mother's statement in mind, will Patrick be able to remain as focused in 2022 as in previous years? Only time will tell.