KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes is a Super Bowl MVP, a $500 million man and now, he’s part owner of the Kansas City Royals.
“I’m honored to become a part owner of the Kansas City Royals,” Mahomes said in a news release. “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.”
John Sherman, principal owner and chairman and CEO, said the ownership group was "very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner," calling the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback “an extraordinary leader, both on and off the football field.”
Sherman said that Mahomes has “a real passion” for baseball that dates back to watching his father, Pat Sr., pitch for more than a decade in the majors.
“He’s proven himself to be one of the top professional athletes and competitors anywhere, and he’s built a championship culture,” Sherman said. “He loves football, but he also grew up loving the game of baseball. We look forward to many years of a winning partnership.”
Mahomes isn't the only big name on the team's ownership group. Actor and comedian Eric Stonestreet also is part of the group.
Earlier this month, Mahomes signed a 10-year contract extension with the Chiefs worth $503 million, which smashed the record for the richest contract in sports history.