KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes grew up in baseball clubhouses as the son of a big league pitcher, then gravitated toward football and began making his mark on high school football fields all across Texas. He continued to make his mark in college and now the NFL. But strangely enough, the comparisons that people are making to the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback these days have nothing to do with baseball or football. They have to do with basketball. Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt recalled the heady days of Michael Jordan with the Chicago Bulls — his family still retains an ownership stake in the franchise — and how His Airness turned the NBA team into a global brand. Hunt sees similar characteristics in his brilliant young quarterback. “When you have a successful team, that helps. And obviously when you have a star player, that also helps,” Hunt said. “Michael did a lot to grow their brand not only nationally but on an international basis. To some degree, Patrick gives us that same opportunity.” On the field, Mahomes’ cool demeanor, improvisational skills and ability to do things with a ball that others only dream of have prompted comparisons to Golden… Read full this story
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