The country can’t get enough of Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The third-year signal caller and reigning NFL MVP has deservingly garnered his fair share of attention this offseason, and that continued on Monday night as Mahomes joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.
Mahomes talked about a variety of topics with Fallon, from his remarkable first season as Kansas City’s starter to Texas Tech’s appearance in the Final Four. Fallon even thanked Mahomes for winning his fantasy football championship.
As always, Mahomes downplayed his incredible campaign – which included 50 passing touchdowns and 5,097 yards – by giving credit to others, but Fallon summed up Mahomes’ year in one word as he broke down the 23-year-old’s first real season under center: “Wow.”
But it wasn’t all banter, as Mahomes had an announcement to make.
“I’m lucky enough to have a platform to start a great foundation called '15 and the Mahomies,'" Mahomes said. “It’s a foundation that’s designed all around kids – those from either underserved communities that don’t get the same opportunities that I had when I was young or those that are in the hospital that have chronic illnesses or have suffered major injuries. Those kids train harder than me by 100 times every single day. I want to make sure that I can give back to them in any shape or way to get them the resources that they need to have an amazing life.”