Patrick Mahomes shows up at Chiefs training camp repping famous Negro League team
Patrick Mahomes showed up to Kansas City Chiefs camp wearing a Kansas City Monarchs jersey on Friday, per Rob Collins. Mahomes is a part owner of the Kansas City Royals and has not been shy about discussing baseball. But this is a great gesture celebrating the Negro Leagues and all of it’s history.
The Monarchs were one of the standout teams of the Negro Leagues. They only had a losing season one time during their existence. The Monarchs won 12 league titles and 2 Negro World Series titles. They also produced a number of eventual Hall of Famers including Cool Papa Bell, Satchel Paige, Ernie Banks, and the one and only Jackie Robinson.
Patrick Mahomes is quickly becoming a Kansas City legend. Between his association with the Royals and being an MVP-caliber QB for the Chiefs, he is certainly a fan-favorite.
After a slow start in 2021, Mahomes turned on the jets and finished with strong numbers. He fired 37 touchdown passes and over 4,800 yards. He also posted a 98.5 QB rating. Mahomes led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game where they were upset by Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. Nonetheless, the Chiefs had made the Super Bowl in each of the past two previous seasons and won in 2019.
At just 26-years old, Patrick Mahomes is an established superstar. To see someone of his status repping a Kansas City Monarchs jersey is awesome. The QB is one of the most well-liked players in the NFL for a reason. He will aim for continued success in 2022.