The Kansas City Royals have a new part-owner, and it’s a face that’s quite familiar to the city.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, 24, was announced Tuesday as member of the team’s ownership group, the Royals said in a news release.
“I’m honored to become a part owner of the Kansas City Royals,” Mahomes said Tuesday in the release. “I love this city and the people of this great town. This opportunity allows me to deepen my roots in this community, which is something I’m excited to do.”
Mahomes, the reigning Super Bowl MVP, just signed a 10-year contract extension earlier this month, worth up to $503 million with $477 million in guarantee mechanisms that give the two-time All-Pro outs if not exercised.
“We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise,” John Sherman, chairman/CEO and principal owner of the Royals said Tuesday in a release. “Along with the rest of Kansas City, I have watched Patrick compete and become an extraordinary leader, both on and off the football field.”
Mahomes’ father, Pat Mahomes, spent 11 seasons as a MLB pitcher, with stints with the Twins, Mets, Red Sox, Pirates, Rangers and Cubs. The younger Mahomes spent a large part of his childhood with his father in the various MLB clubhouses for which his father played.
“Consistent with the entirety of our ownership group, he has a deep commitment to Kansas City and a real passion for the game of baseball – dating back to his childhood,” Sherman said, before adding that the Royals “look forward to many years of a winning partnership.”