When you sign a baseball-sized contract, it makes sense to get into the baseball business. After Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes signed his 10 year, $503 million contract, the Kansas City Royals announced today that Mahomes is joining their ownership group.
"The Kansas City Royals today welcomed the newest member of the team's ownership group, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes," the Royals statement reads.
"We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise," said John Sherman, Chairman and CEO, and principal owner. "Along with the rest of Kansas City, I have watched Patrick compete and become an extraordinary leader, both on and off the football field."
Mahomes has a history with baseball. His father pitched in the Major Leagues from 1993 to 2002. Mahomes was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 2014 MLB draft, but decided to pursue football instead.
The choice seems to have worked out for him, as the 24-year-old has already become an NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion, in addition to signing a record-breaking contract.