Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is only 25 years old and already in the Hall of Fame conversation.
During the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills, Tony Romo sparked a conversation of whether or not Patrick Mahomes would be in the Hall of Fame if he retired after the 2020 season. For most players at 25 years old, this notion is laughable, but we all know Mahomes is anything but ordinary.
Since being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2017 NFL Draft he has done nothing but break records while dazzling players, coaches, analysts, and fans alike. We all know Mahomes isn’t done and will continue playing at a high level for the rest of his career to punch a ticket into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
But what if he suddenly called it quits after Super Bowl Sunday? It isn’t completely crazy as players before him have suddenly retired in their prime. Andrew Luck, Barry Sanders, and Calvin Johnson are just a few that come to mind and one of them is currently in the Hall of Fame and another is in the conversation.
Patrick Mahomes certainly has a case for him to be included, but would it be enough if he retired after Super Bowl LV?
What Mahomes has done for Chiefs Kingdom
Mahomes is the most influential person in Kansas City, which is obvious by the No.1 new hairstyle for boys. He gained this influence through his performance on the field and off the field.
On the field, he has transformed the Kansas City Chiefs from a conservative game manager offense to an explosive “score 24 points in a single quarter” offense. Just by being on the field, he gave hope to an entire city that one day they would reach the promised land, and boy did he deliver.
After taking the Chiefs to the AFC Championship in the 2018 season, all he has done is take the Chiefs to back-to-back Super Bowls. He won Super Bowl LIV last year and Chiefs fans hope he brings home the Lombardi Trophy again after Super Bowl LV. Mahomes ended the 50 year Super Bowl drought for Chiefs Kingdom that no one believed they would live to see.
He has also been a tremendous leader on this team and he showed it in the AFC Championship:
This type of culture he has brought to the Chiefs has helped them conquer any obstacle that comes their way. Even when it seems hopeless, he makes a whole team and city believe that there’s always a chance.
Mahomes has shown he is a man worth following after pushing through many injuries, including the big knee injury last season. These traits are a prime example of what a Hall of Fame player should look like.
Off the field, Mahomes has done plenty for the Kingdom as well through his organization 15 and the Mahomies. Mahomes visits children in hospitals to brighten their day. His organization has also been helping to rebuild the community to make it a better place for everyone. He may not have won a Walter Payton Man of the Year Award yet, but Mahomes is showing he is a great role model and member of his community.