“Patrick Mahomes’ dad issues a heartfelt apology to his son after years of abandonment, expressing remorse and seeking forgiveness as a father.”Bears fans have tried to forget that April day, but Patrick Mahomes Sr. brought it back up following his son’s victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship to return to the Super Bowl for the third time in his career.
Mahomes spoke to 670 The Score about the 23-20, last-second win over Joe Burrow and company, but the conversation changed trajectory when his son’s draft was brought up
Coming out of Texas Tech, NFL evaluators were in love with Mahomes’ arm talent and ability to extend plays, pegging him as a first-round pick. It was just a matter of where he was going.
Mahomes Sr. said his son “wholeheartedly thought” the Bears would select him.
“They told him they were going to draft him,” he said. “We thought he was going to be the third pick overall and go to Chicago. He had a great meeting when he went there and liked all the guys that were doing the stuff there and thought he was going to be a Bear. Then, once they traded up and got Mitch, it kind of hurt him. It really did. He always knew that Kansas City had told him that they were going to come up and get him. They just didn’t know how far they’d have to go. But initially, he thought he was going to be a Chicago Bear.”