TheGrio.com, By Ny Magee, Posted August 13th 2020
The reigning Super Bowl MVP recently signed a 10-year contract extension worth up to $503 million.
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has become a member of the new ownership group of the Kansas City Royals.
“I’m honored to become a part owner of the Kansas City Royals,” Mahomes, 24, said in a statement on Tuesday. “I love this city and the people of this great town. This opportunity allows me to deepen my roots in this community, which is something I’m excited to do.”
The reigning Super Bowl MVP recently signed a 10-year contract extension, worth up to $503 million. The new deal is said to be “the largest contract in sports history.”
The lucrative deal came after Mahomes led the Chiefs to victory against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, and was named NFL MVP for the 2018 season, USA Today reports.
“We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise,” John Sherman, chairman/CEO and principal owner of the Royals said in a statement. “Along with the rest of Kansas City, I have watched Patrick compete and become an extraordinary leader, both on and off the football field.”
Mahomes spent a large part of his childhood hanging with his father, Pat Mahomes, in various MLB clubhouses, as the family patriarch played for the MLB for 11 years as a pitcher.
“Consistent with the entirety of our ownership group, he has a deep commitment to Kansas City and a real passion for the game of baseball – dating back to his childhood,” Sherman said, before adding that the Royals “look forward to many years of a winning partnership.”
Mahomes is the latest celeb to buy into a sports team.
LeBron James is part owner of the Liverpool Football Club. Russell Wilson is part owner of the Seattle Sounders F.C., and tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams are part owners of the Miami Dolphins, per CNN.