This NFL offseason has presumably seen the most dynamic movements in quarterback market economics in the history of NFL offseasons. The footballing community saw two quarterbacks take the highest-paid athlete tags in back-to-back weeks. All this while, there have been no talks to restructure 2x Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes’ contract. However, it looks as though Pat’s mother, Randi Mahomes, is alright with that. It’s become clear that her priorities in life lie elsewhere.
Randi Mahomes recently shared a video on her Instagram story that near-about summed up her mantra on life. And it’s not just addressing Patrick’s issues, but also that of her younger son, Jackson Mahomes, who has been in trouble up to his eyeballs in the past few weeks.
Patrick Mahomes gets some motherly advice on fundamental subjects
After Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson earned the NFL’s highest-paid athlete tags in the past month, it was time to consider giving Patrick Mahomes a pay hike given his heroics the past season. However, the $503 million 10-year contract stayed intact. Instead, the Chiefs passer took a restructured pay cut this year to clear $9.6 million off his team’s available cap room to get the necessary ammunition for another world championship. One can say, with two Super Bowls in four years, 27-year-old Pat Mahomes is making full use of his time and youth. And that is exactly what his mother, Randi Mahomes, preached on Instagram.
“You can always make more money, but you can’t make more time. Time gone by is gone forever,” she quoted in a story on IG. This has been true in the past as well. And not just for the Kansas City Chiefs signal-caller.
It certainly paid off for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when their QB1 Tom Brady agreed to take less money to strengthen his team, leading to the Super Bowl LV championship. Would TB12 have won his final ring at 43 had he not accepted a restructured contract?
Jackson Mahomes tarnished all family excitement after the Super Bowl LVII victory in February when he assaulted a restaurant owner in Overland Park. The incident led to his arrest this month and a subsequent release on a $100,000 bond. Certainly, this cannot be the most productive use of time by the social media personality and TikTok star.
Regardless, Randi Mahomes’ motherly instincts kicked in this week. Despite the controversies, she left an endearing message for Jackson on his birthday. “Happy Birthday son. I love you,” she posted on Instagram.