At just 28 years of age, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has plenty of football ahead of him.
But whenever that day does come, and it’s time for him to hang up his cleats for good, Mahomes knows exactly what he wants to do next. Speaking with the media Wednesday, the ever ambitious Mahomes said he wants to own an NFL team after he retires.
“Eventually, when I’m done playing,” Mahomes said of his interest in NFL ownership, via ESPN. “I think Tom [Brady] is trying to do it right now, but that’s definitely where you want to get to. I love this sport and want to give back in any way possible. When I’m done playing, obviously I’ll be a Chiefs fan, but at the same time I want to have that competitive edge I’ve always had my entire life.”
Mahomes added he would have interest in owning teams in other leagues should opportunities come available.
“I’m always looking around,” Mahomes said. “I can’t do it in the NFL while I’m playing, so I’m always looking around at other sports. It’s hard to get in all sports, NBA and all that different type of stuff, but I’m always keeping my ears open. If they give me the opportunity, I’m going to jump at it.”
Patrick Mahomes remains active off the field
In addition to being a two-time Super Bowl champion and league MVP, Mahomes has ownership stakes in multiple professional sports teams in Kansas City, including the Royals (MLB), Sporting KC (MLS) and the Current (NWSL). Mahomes added to his portfolio recently, investing in Alpine Formula One alongside his Chiefs teammate, tight end Travis Kelce, and PGA Tour star Rory McIlroy.
“I think everybody can see the appeal,” Mahomes said of owning an F1 team. “I’ve been able to get to a couple races now. Seeing the environment and watching ‘Drive to Survive’ on Netflix, you see how competitive it is. Anytime you get an opportunity to get in on that… I’m competitive on everything we can get, and so hopefully it can open up to some great opportunities and we’re able to go to some of those races and have a little stake in the game.
“They came to us with the opportunity, I jumped at it. I’m excited for it… It’ll be cool to be able to go to some of the events and hopefully get to some other places. Maybe other than Miami, maybe get to some of the other places around the world.”