Patrick Mahomes adds another portfolio to bolster his entrepreneurial side with a fast food franchise
Patrick Mahomes has become the face of the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs’ 2017 first-round pick is a four-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl MVP. He is one of the most exciting players in football, with no-look passes and playoff games that come down to the wire, the quarterback has given fans some of football’s most unforgettable moments.
Off the court, Mahomes has shown an entrepreneurial spirit that is spreading in Kansas City. He is now a minority shareholder in the Kansas City Royals and a member of the ownership group that owns professional football club Sporting Kansas City.
Now Mahomes has opened the first Whataburger in town.
Whataburger is a fast food restaurant chain that began in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1950. Seventy-one years later, the franchise, which has grown to six hundred and seventy stores in Texas, is expanding to d other states, including Missouri and Kansas.
Mahomes has had success on and off the pitch, but the 2022 season may be his toughest yet
Mahomes has become an investor in a group that will bring more locations to the Kansas City, Wichita and surrounding metro area. As the quarterback’s wallet thickens, he continues to find himself in the spotlight through charity events such as The Match, a round of golf that saw him team up with Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen to face Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
For the upcoming season, Mahomes will face an AFC West division that is brimming with talent. The Chiefs may find it harder than ever to qualify for the playoffs and another Super Bowl.
Justin Herbert, Derek Carr and now Russell Wilson are all aiming for the top spot in the division, and each team has added great players on the defensive side of the ball as well. Mahomes will have to do it this season without one of his favorite targets. Tyreek Hill now lives in Miami as a member of the Dolphins.
Mahomes and company will open the season on Sunday, September 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. Things only get tougher from there against the Chargers, Colts and Buccaneers. But all eyes will be on the Week 6 game between the Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills. A budding rivalry that has already produced some of the most exciting games in recent memory and promises many more to come.