The NFL’s passing leader told 610 Sports Radio’s The Drive last Tuesday that he has been contemplating his teammate of choice, but the timing of his next move remained a mystery.
“I don’t know yet,” Mahomes said on December 15. “I’ve had a few ideas come up, but if I do it’s going to be savage for sure. It’s not just going to be a regular one, you know?”
Now, it appears Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was Mahomes’ target all along.
Reid even acknowledged Mahomes’ deed during his Monday press conference, joking that he once had hair and veins in his arms.
“I told Patrick, ‘Thanks for letting me feel young for one more day,'” Reid joked, via Chiefs Community & Digital Media Producer Matt McMullen. “The fact they feel comfortable doing that is important. The more you like the people you’re around, the better the atmosphere and the more you want to get better.”
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Mahomes, Reid the Latest to Join the Twitter Fun
Following the team’s hard-fought in Miami last weekend, second-year WR Mecole Hardman was the first to rope the MVP passer into the Twitter shenanigans with this gem of the quarterback from his glory days at Whitehouse High School in Texas.
Reid now becomes the latest entrant into the hilarious social media trend, which involves Chiefs players changing their Twitter profile pictures to unflattering shots of one of their teammates, often from their early playing careers.
The mastermind behind the idea, WR Tyreek Hill, first posted this high school beauty shot of TE Travis Kelce back on November 7.
No Chiefs coaches have been involved in the fun to date though, and considering coach Reid doesn’t currently have an official Twitter account, it seems unlikely it will be the 62-year-old who continues the trend. However, we won’t put it past the NFL legend to pull something out of his sleeve in due time.
Mahomes Points out Similarity With Drew Brees After Win
Sunday’s 32-29 win over the New Orleans Saints was full of storylines for the defending Super Bowl champions, among which were the homecomings of LSU alumni Tyrann Mathieu and Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Mahomes first career faceoff with counterpart Drew Brees.
After outdueling the injured 41-year-old, Mahomes was asked about his postgame conversation with Brees. Besides their all-world NFL careers on the field, the pair also apparently share a common acquaintance off the field.
“It is just a bunch of respect,” Mahomes told reporters during Sunday’s postgame press conference. “Obviously, I watched Drew [Brees] growing up. I have the same financial advisor as Drew. I have met him over the years at different things and he’s given me advice. I just show him the ultimate respect. He’s one of the best to ever do it. He is still doing it at a high level. It was a great game. Obviously, we came out with the win, but it was a great game by him as well.”
With a 10-year, $503 million contract extension now under his belt, it makes sense that Mahomes would entrust a money manager of Brees, who has accumulated nearly $270 million in earnings over his 20-year pro career, according to Spotrac.
Chris Licata is an NFL contributor covering the Kansas City Chiefs from enemy territory in Denver, Colorado. Follow him on Twitter @Chris__Licata or join the Heavy on Chiefs Facebook community for the latest out of Chiefs Kingdom!