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Patrick Mahomes quickly became a Kansas City icon after guiding the Chiefs to Super Bowl glory at the beginning of 2020.
And now the 24-year-old has given local fans even more reason to love him.
The reigning Super Bowl MVP has become the youngest owner in sports history after purchasing a stake in the Kansas City Royals.
Now a part-owner of the Major League Baseball giants, it's safe to say the Texas-born quarterback is now one of Kansas' own - if he wasn't already.
"He loves football, but he also grew up loving the game of baseball,'' Royals CEO and principal owner John Sherman said.
Kansas City Royals announced that the newest member of their ownership group is Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes. pic.twitter.com/M5i4xdh45G
- Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2020
"We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise.
"We look forward to many years of a winning partnership."
The news comes not long after Mahomes signed the biggest contract in the history of sports - a mega-deal worth up to US$503million (AU$701.5m) over a 10-year period.
But having a father who pitched in over 300 MLB games during the 1990s and early 2000s, it was clear baseball was always a sport close to home for the NFL superstar.
"I'm honored to become a part-owner of the Kansas City Royals," Mahomes said in a statement released by the team.
"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."
With a Super Bowl ring, NFL MVP award and the ownership of an MLB team on his resume before the age of 25, it has become abundantly apparent that Mahomes is what they call 'the next big thing'.
This generational talent isn't just an exceptional football player, he's got his sights set on bigger things outside of the game too.
Featured Image Credit: Kansas City Royals
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