Born in Tyler, Texas to former Major League Baseball (MLB) legend Pat Mahomes and Randi Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes has been a spectacular sportsman all his life. He dabbled in football, basketball, and baseball at Whitehouse High School. Named Male Athlete of the Year (2013-2014) by Maxpreps, Mahomes was approached by the MLB Draft, however, he had already committed to being a dual-threat quarterback for Texas Tech University.
He started as a backup quarterback, and often played the relief pitcher for the university’s baseball team, but quit in his junior year to focus solely on football. He set records for single-game yards passing (734) and single-game Yards total offense (819), becoming the country’s top passer and winning the Sammy Baugh Trophy. He quit college a year before he was to graduate, and entered the NFL Draft.
Patrick Mahomes has an illustrious career in the NFL, setting new highs for players in the league. He is the only quarterback to throw over 5,000 yards in a season, a feat he achieved twice, in college as well as in the NFL. He has earned numerous titles, including First-Team All-Pro, NFL Offensive Player of the Year, and NFL Most Valuable Player in just his first season in 2018. In the 2019 season, Mahomes also led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win in almost 50 years. Ranked among the 100 most influential people in 2020 by Times, Mahomes is only the second African-American quarterback, and also the youngest after Steelers’ Big Ben, to be awarded the Super Bowl MVP for his outstanding performance in Super Bowl LIV.
As per 2021 NFL Players Salaries, Patrick Mahomes is one of the highest-ranked earning players in the NFL with an annual earning of $45 million.
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When did Patrick Mahomes get drafted?
Patrick Mahomes was drafted in the 2017 NFLDraft by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 10th pick of the first round.
What draft pick was Patrick Mahomes?
Patrick Mahomes was the 10th overall draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
How did Patrick Mahomes get drafted?
In 2017, Patrick Mahomes did not complete his last year of college at Texas Tech University and instead chose to forgo college eligibility and enter the NFL Draft. He was ranked as the second-best quarterback by Sports Illustrated and was one of the best players at the draft, with the highest chances of being drafted by a franchise in the first or second round. Out of the 28 visiting NFL teams, 18 of them visited his workouts and showed a keen interest in the player.
Finally, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Mahomes in the first round and 10th overall. He was the first quarterback to be drafted by the team since 1983.
Ten teams passed on Patrick Mahomes despite his spectacular performance and NCAA records. The teams were: Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, Los Angeles Chargers, Carolina Panthers, and Cincinnati Bengals.
Who was in Mahomes draft class?
There were a total of 253 players selected in the 2017 NFL Draft along with Patrick Mahomes.
Mahomes’ draft class included players such as Myles Garrett, Mitchell Trubisky, Solomon Thomas, Leonard Fournette, Corey Davis, Jamal Adams, Mike Williams, Christian McCaffrey, John Ross, Marshon Lattimore, Deshaun Watson, and several other noteworthy footballers.
How many quarterbacks were drafted before Patrick Mahomes?
The Kansas City Chief had drafted only one quarterback before Patrick Mahomes - Todd Blackledge in the 1983 NFL Draft.
During the 2017 NFL Draft, 10 quarterbacks were picked, namely Mitchell Trubisky by the Chicago Bears, DeShone Kizer by the Cleveland Browns, Marshon Lattimore by the New Orleans Saints, Deshaun Watson by the Houston Texans, Davis Webb by the New York Giants, C.J.Beathard by the San Francisco 49ers, Joshua Dobbs by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Nathan Peterman by the Buffalo Bills, Brad Kaaya by the Detroit Lions and Chad Kelly by the Denver Broncos.
Why did the Bears pass on Mahomes?
The Kansas City Chiefs already had a strong quarterback, Alex Smith, for whom Mahomes was a backup. The Chicago Bears had already picked Mitchell Trubisky in the second pick of the first round of the draft.