The Kansas City Royals today welcomed the newest member of the team’s ownership group, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes.
“We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise,” said John Sherman, Chairman, and CEO, and principal owner. “Along with the rest of Kansas City, I have watched Patrick compete and become an extraordinary leader, both on and off the football field.”
Sherman noted that Mahomes spent a lot of time in clubhouses as a kid, as his dad, Pat, pitched for 11 seasons in Major League Baseball. “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.”
“I’m honored to become a part-owner of the Kansas City Royals,” said Mahomes, who once was a promising amateur baseball player as both a pitcher and hitter before he turned his attention to football and became the 10th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Texas Tech. “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.”
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) July 28, 2020
“He’s proven himself to be one of the top professional athletes and competitors anywhere, and he’s built a championship culture,” Sherman concluded. “He loves football, but he also grew up loving the game of baseball. We look forward to many years of a winning partnership.”