LAS VEGAS — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had a media crowd around his podium Monday night that never seemed to be less than seven deep, with everyone hurling questions at him from serious to silly.
Nothing seemed to faze him. That’s what happens when you’ve done Super Bowl opening night four times in five years.
He smiled and laughed, even when asked about the viral picture of him shirtless in the locker room and not looking like Mr. Universe.
“I have a six pack, it’s just under the dad bod,” Mahomes said. “You just got to get real close, you’ve got to squint a little bit and you’ll see it.”
The media learned Mahomes, a proud Texan, prefers Whataburger to In-N-Out for the choices across the menu (“The Texas toast chicken strip sandwich? What are we even talking about?”), he still might lobby Andy Reid to let him play some celebrity basketball (“If I played basketball, I’d be just like Steph Curry. I’ve got the shot,” he joked) and he seemed to like the choice of Usher as the headline act (“I’m a big ‘Confessions,’ guy.”).
But Mahomes is also here for business. The business for him is collecting rings. Every one gets him closer to a claim as the greatest player in NFL history. The player with the unquestioned greatest resume is Tom Brady and his record seven championship rings. Mahomes is on a fast track to greatness, although the pursuit of Brady still seems daunting.
“I’m not even close to halfway,” Mahomes said. “The goal is to be the best player you can be. I’ve been blessed to have a lot of great players around me, and right now it’s doing whatever I can to beat a great 49ers team and try to get that third ring.
“You ask me that question in like 15 years and I’ll see if I can get close to seven. Seven seems like a long ways away still.”
But having the conversation with a straight face about a 28-year-old quarterback says a lot about where Mahomes stands already.
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Publish date : 2024-02-06 02:51:29
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