Patrick Mahomes has invested an undisclosed amount of his assets to join the Kansas City Royals ownership group.
The Royals announced on Tuesday that the superstar Chiefs’ quarterback has acquired an interest in the MLB franchise. Mahomes, the 2018 NFL MVP, set a record for a 10-year contract extension this offseason worth a reported $ 503 million, the richest in sports history.
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“We are very proud and excited that Patrick is our partner in the ownership group of this franchise,” said John Sherman, chairman of Royals, in a statement. “Along with the rest of Kansas City, I’ve seen Patrick compete and become an extraordinary leader both on and off the football field. In keeping with the entire ownership group, he has a deep commitment to Kansas City and a real passion for the baseball game – dating back to his childhood. ”
The 24-year-old was a talented baseball player before opting for an NFL career. His father, Pat Mahomes, was an MLB pitcher for 11 seasons, counting the Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox among his employers.
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“I am honored to become a co-owner of the Kansas City Royals,” Mahomes said in a statement. “I love this city and the people of this great city. This opportunity allows me to deepen my roots in this community, something I would like to do. ”
Sherman only praised Mahomes
“He’s proven himself to be one of the best professional athletes and competitors anywhere, and he’s built a championship culture,” said Sherman. “He loves football, but he also grew up playing baseball. We look forward to many years of a successful partnership.”