Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes may be the youngest QB to be named Super Bowl MVP, but the NFL star also has another title under his belt: proud dad.
Patrick and his wife, Brittany Matthews Mahomes, welcomed their first child, daughter Sterling Skye, on Feb. 20, 2021. The couple announced in May 2022 that their family was growing, and in June they shared that they were expecting a baby boy. Patrick and Brittany welcomed their son, Patrick “Bronze” Lavon Mahomes III, on Nov. 28, 2022.
Five months after welcoming their first child into the world, Patrick told PEOPLE that being a father has “been awesome” and that he was “blessed to have a really, really good first baby.”
“Brittany has helped out a ton being a champion mom, and so it’s been a lot of fun and to be able to come home every single day and see her and how energized she is and how she’s changing and growing already,” he added. “I’m just trying to tell her to slow down so I can enjoy every minute of it.”
While the responsibility of being a young superstar in the NFL changed him for the better, fatherhood has helped Patrick grow so much more. “Nothing’s like having a kid and having someone that you’re going every single day knowing that you’re trying to take care of,” he said. “It truly is an amazing feeling to know I get to go to work every single day for something and then get to come home and enjoy the time I get with them.”
In October 2022, Patrick opened up about being a father and influencing his kids in sports during an episode of Football in America. The athlete said he plans to “stay out the way” when it comes to his kids’ potential athletic interests. “I think that’s the best thing for me,” he explained. “I’m going to help teach my son, my daughter, all the fundamentals and whatever they want to learn. But at the same time, I want to stay out of the way and let it be about them.”
“That’s what my dad did growing up, that’s what my parents did. They let it be about me, let me out there and have fun, they didn’t pressure me to do anything. I think that’s why I’m in the position I am today,” Patrick added.