All American football enthusiasts around the world will agree that Patrick Mahomes II has the talent and temperament to be the next record-shattering quarterback in the National Football League. The Kansas City Chiefs player, who is in the record books as the second-youngest quarterback to win the Super Bowl and the youngest to be named the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, has recorded numerous other achievements to deserve the acclaim. It is no wonder that many believe the player and the team together have the makings of a dynasty.
Mahomes’ hard work has clearly contributed to him being able to make it to where he is today. He has been able to fully concentrate on being the best he can be on the field thanks to the support he receives at home from his long time girlfriend, Brittany Matthews. He also owes a huge deal to his genes as his father was a professional athlete.
How Patrick Mahomes Met Brittany Matthews
Patrick Mahomes has been with his girlfriend Brittany Matthews since they were teenagers. Both natives of Tyler, Texas, the pair attended Whitehouse High School where they first met and began dating.
Mahomes eventually graduated from Whitehouse and attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he was part of the school’s football and baseball teams in his freshman and sophomore years. By his junior year, however, he opted to drop baseball and focus solely on football. This proved to be a good decision as he finished the season leading the country in various categories, including yards per game, passing yards, and total touchdowns to earn himself the Sammy Baugh Trophy.
By the end of the junior year season, Mahomes announced he would forgo his final year in college to enter the 2017 NFL Draft where he was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 10th overall pick.
Their Relationship Remained Strong Even After He Became A Professional Athlete
Even with all that was going on in his life, Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews remained together and strong in their relationship. While her boyfriend worked towards becoming a pro athlete, Matthews was accomplishing her own athletic feats.
After leaving Whitehouse, she enrolled at the University of Texas in Tyler where she played soccer. By the time her boyfriend had joined the NFL and she had completed her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, she received an offer to play professional soccer in Iceland with UMF Afturelding/Fram sports club.
As Matthews revealed in an interview with the Morning Telegraph, her love for soccer and her decision to play professionally in Iceland was influenced by her coaches at the University of Texas. She ended up moving to the Nordic island country in the North Atlantic but did not stay there for too long. After helping her team win the league in September 2017, she moved back to the United States to live with her boyfriend in Kansas City.
In the year after Brittany Matthews moved back to the States, her boyfriend Patrick Mahomes became the starting quarterback for the Chiefs. It was his second year with the team and he went on to record 5,097 passing yards and 50 touchdowns to be named NFL Most Valuable Player, the first-ever Kansas City Chiefs player and the second-youngest player in NFL history to win it.
As Mahomes achieved big things, his girlfriend spent her time establishing herself as a certified fitness instructor. She began to enjoy working out in the gym more than she did being on the soccer field, hence her decision to switch professions. Matthews ended up launching Brittany Lynne Fitness, a website offering training programs and fitness merchandise designed by the fitness trainer herself. Her programs are focused on toning and strengthening for people at all stages on their journey to staying fit.
Mahomes and Matthews Bought a Home Together
After a string of successes in both their careers, Patrick Mahomes and his girlfriend bought a $1.92 million home in Kansas City in 2019 and began living together. The home, which sits on 3,759 square feet of land, has a dedicated shoe room that holds all 180 pairs of Mahomes’ sneakers. The couple showed a small part of their home, including the shoe room, on Bleacher Report.
According to Mahomes, their decision to settle down in Kansas City was fueled by his plans on remaining there and playing for the team for a long time. His girlfriend further appears to be at home in the city as she has been spotted on numerous occasions cheering the team and player on.
What We Know About Patrick Mahomes Family
Patrick Mahomes II was born to Pat Mahomes Sr. and Randi Martin. As stated above, Mahomes Sr. is a former professional athlete who played Major League Baseball. He played as a pitcher for MLB teams like the Texas Rangers, New York Mets, and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1992 until 2003.
By the time he was eleven, Mahomes’ parents got a divorce. His parents, however, never stopped being civil with each other as they were determined to raise their children appropriately. Thanks to this, they have been able to amicably watch their son’s matches together and accompany him to various events.
The star quarterback also has two younger siblings; a brother named Jackson and a sister named Mia Randall. His siblings and parents have all been featured on his Instagram page, usually with sweet shout-outs and heartwarming photos. The divorce doesn’t seem to be affecting just how tight-knit and supportive the family is.
A Closer Look At Pat Mahomes Sr.’s Career
Mahomes’ father, Patrick Lavone Mahomes Sr., attended Lindale High School where he was an all-round athlete; playing basketball, baseball, and football. Pat rejected scholarship offers to play college football and basketball as he instead chose to sign a letter of intent to play college baseball at Arkansas. He ended up not playing college baseball as he was drafted in the sixth round of the 1988 Major League Baseball Draft by the Minnesota Twins and opted to become a professional.
Mahomes Sr. started his professional baseball career playing in the minor leagues before later getting to make his Major League debut in 1992.
Mahomes Sr. made his Minnesota Twins debut in 1992. He was made a part of the team after spring training and recorded his first start as a pitcher in the Twins’ sixth game of the season on April 12 against the Texas Rangers. His first major league win came in his next start as a pitcher on April 21, when the Twins played against the Seattle Mariners.
Pat stayed with the Twins until the 1996 season. In total, he played 114 games (with 51 starts) and recorded 217 strikeouts in 366 2/3 innings. On August 26, Mahomes was traded to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Brian Looney.
Boston Red Sox
Pat Mahomes had a short career as a Red Sox as he managed to only pitch a total of 21 games (all in relief) during the 1996 and 1997 seasons. In that time, he registered a 6.85 Earned Run Average and a 3–0 record with eleven strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings.
On June 27, 1997, he was released by the Red Sox and became a free agent.
After leaving Boston, Mahomes moved to Japan for a spell there, playing as a pitcher for the Nippon Pro Baseball team, the Yokohama BayStars. He joined the team midway through the ’97 season and remained their pitcher until 1998.
New York Mets
In December 1998, Patrick Mahomes’s father signed a contract with the New York Mets which allowed him to return to the United States. In the 1999 season, he appeared as a relief pitcher in 39 games and went 8-0 to help his team reach the playoffs. Before losing to the Atlanta Braves in the 1999 National League Championship Series, Mahomes Sr. made four relief appearances and finished with a 2.25 ERA, striking out four times in eight innings.
In 2000, he made five starts in a total of 53 appearances but was left off the playoff roster when the Mets reached the 2000 World Series. In the two seasons he spent with the Mets, Mahomes Sr. made 92 season appearances (with five starts), achieving a 4.74 ERA and recording 13–3 with 127 strikeouts in 157 2/3 innings. He subsequently became a free agent at the end of the season.
In January 2001, Mahomes Sr. signed as a pitcher for the Texas Rangers, for whom he made 56 season appearances (four starts). He ended the season with a 5.70 ERA, 7–6 record, and 61 strikeouts in 107 1/3 innings before becoming a free agent again in November 2001.
In January 2002, Pat Mahomes got another opportunity to play Major League Baseball, this time with the Chicago Cubs. Like he had done in the past, he ended up just spending one season with the team before becoming a free agent again in October 2002. Mahomes made a total of 16 appearances (two starts) in the season, recording a 3.86 ERA and 1–1 record. He further managed 23 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings.
In January 2003, Mahomes Sr. signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates and managed to make only nine appearances (one start) as he primarily pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates AAA affiliate, the Nashville Sounds. Pat ended up finishing the season with a 4.84 ERA, 0–1 record, and 13 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings.
By September 2003, he became a free agent and his time with the Pirates proved to be his last stint in Major League Baseball as he became a minor league journeyman in the subsequent years.
By the end of his professional career, Patrick Mahomes’ father had pitched 11 seasons in Major League Baseball, with 308 season appearances, 63 of which were starts. He had a 5.47 ERA, a 42–39 record, and had struck out 452 times in 709 innings. He also had 43 at-bats, 11 hits, a.256 batting average, and four Runs Batted In (RBIs).
Does Patrick Mahomes’ Younger Brother Play Sports Like His Brother and Father?
Patrick Mahomes and his father appear to be the only people in the Mahomes family that play sports at a professional level as younger brother Jackson was unable to have an athletic career even though he apparently made strides towards being an athlete.
Jackson, who was born in Whitehall, Texas, on May 15, 2000, attended Whitehouse High School, the same school where his Super Bowl-winning brother honed his skills before going to college. He played basketball for the school and was the second-leading rebounder for the school’s varsity basketball team, the Wildcats.
As you would expect, Jackson was always compared to the older Mahomes sibling by other students. He was reportedly often taunted with “You’re not Patrick” at games. The 6 feet 6 inches tall young man ended up graduating from high school in 2018 and to the surprise of everybody, opted to not pursue a sporting career.
While it is not clear what prompted him to abandon sports, Jackson chose to look towards the internet for his fame by creating and editing various videos. He has achieved this through his TikTok channel, Jacksonmahomes, where he boasts over 190k followers. On his Instagram page, the TikTok sensation has over 67k followers.
Looking at his Instagram account, Jackson spends a lot of his free time with his dog, having fun at live concerts, and attending his brother’s football matches with Brittany Matthews to cheer him on. Of course, he still manages to make TikTok videos at the matches he attends. So far, it looks like his decision to not pursue an athletic career is paying off for him as it is unclear if he might have been as half as successful as his sibling or father.