Bonus reason: the Dad Factor
Alright, call this last part absolute poppycock or utter malarchy. You can say that I am too sentimental when it comes to this particular subject, and you might be right.
I am a father of two small children and have been for almost five years now. Like I stated earlier, Mahomes’ motivation is without question and beyond all doubt, but just in case he needed one more motivator, nothing drives someone forward quite like having children.
No doubt Mahomes is motivated by his career, not to mention his strong family bonds in his own family and with his fiancée, but having a child is a total game changer. (no pun intended)
This is the most intangible of all intangibles, but I fully believe that while Mahomes is already on fire, that flame will be turned up. Likely because he is taking the field for the first time, not only as a son, brother, fiancée and quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, but now as a father, and trust me, that just makes you look at things a little differently.
You can think I’m off my rocker, and you probably wouldn’t be far from the truth, but not for this reason. Those of you reading these words while you are raising small children, know that I am not.
Anyway, sentimentality and parenthood aside, make sure you don’t miss the 2021 Kansas City Chiefs season, cause it will be the best performance that Showtime Mahomes has put on yet.
Since I can’t write a piece without a Star Wars reference, to paraphrase the words of Jedi Master Yoda, if the league is not afraid yet, “They will be. They will be.”