Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes shares parenting lessons he learned from his Mom and Dad

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes shares parenting lessons he learned from his mom and dad


Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ 2-year-old daughter, Sterling, made a cameo on the NFL Network over the weekend.


Kimmi Chex and Steve Mariucci were in St. Joseph at Chiefs training camp and spoke with Mahomes after Saturday’s practice.

The first question came from Mariucci, who asked Mahomes what his father, former Major League Baseball pitcher Pat Mahomes, taught him in terms of being a parent.

Mahomes mentioned that his father and mother, Randi, didn’t push him in any one direction.

“I think both my parents just really taught me how to follow my dreams,” Mahomes said. “I think that was the biggest thing. They didn’t care if I was an athlete, they didn’t care where I was going, they just told me to follow my dreams, do whatever I could to have no regrets at the end of the day.

“And so I think that’s what I’m trying to do with my kids now is obviously I’m trying to parent in my own way, but I want them to enjoy life. And they’re young now, but if they want to play sports, they can play sports. If they don’t, they don’t have to and just enjoy it and to follow their dreams.”

In addition to Sterling, Mahomes and his wife, Brittany, are parents to 7-month old Patrick Lavon Mahomes III, whose nickname is Bronze.

Chex wanted to know if there is anything Mahomes can take from being a father and use as a team leader.

“I wish it was as easy as it was on the football field,” Mahomes said. “You know, where I talk and the guys listen. Sterling kind of runs the household so I talk to her but she doesn’t always listen, she likes to do what she wants.

“But no, it does teach you a lot. I mean, now having two kids I mean completely different personalities. I know one is only 11 months but it’s a completely different baby than Sterling was, and on the football field it’s the same way. You have to talk to people different ways. You have to teach them in different ways, and luckily I’ve got the ultimate teacher in coach Reid who I can learn from. So I just try to learn as much as I can, and try to be the best dad I can all at the same time.”