LIBERTY, Mo. — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes seems to get royal treatment these days. Wherever he goes, throughout the Kansas City or, across the nation, for that matter, he is treated like a rock star.
It was much the same way early Monday afternoon when Mahomes made a public appearance at the Verizon store in Liberty, Missouri near I-35 and MO-152. He walked out of the back of the of the store into the main storefront and was warmly greeted by fans, with high-fives and cheers, who were awaiting his arrival.
"It's nice to meet you buddy," Mahomes said to a Chiefs fan that was at the front of the line ready to take a picture with the star quarterback.
Another person in that same line was about to take the picture of Mahomes and the aforementioned fan.
"I can hop up and take a picture if you need me to," Patrick said to some laughter in the room.
While various media outlets were present at the event hoping to get the opportunity to talk with him, he was not allowed to answer any media questions.
However, he was solely concerned with meeting the dozens of fans that stood outside in a long line while they braved the cold. Fans were handsomely rewarded with pictures of Mahomes, autographs, selfies, and good old-fashioned interaction with a man some consider a local hero.
It was also most likely the last chance for Mahomes to decompress during a much-needed bye week following a Chiefs 54-51 road loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams.
Mahomes and the Chiefs continue their west coast stretch at the Oakland Raiders this Sunday afternoon for a 3:05 p.m. kickoff. It will be an opportunity for the Chiefs to get back on track with a win to help solidify their top-seeded AFC playoff standing.