Patrick Mahomes won’t be able to be with his children, Sterling Mahomes and Bronze Mahomes, on Christmas morning. The standout quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs is dedicating Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to his team on the field

So we were heartbroken to hear that Patrick Mahomes will have to be away from his kids Sterling Mahomes, 2 and Bronze Mahomes, 1 on Christmas morning. The star quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs will be spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with his team at a hotel and then at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City as they prepare to play the Las Vegas Raiders at 1 p.m. EST.

“I’m a little disappointed I’m going to miss Christmas Eve with my kids and Christmas morning and miss Santa coming,” the NFL star told Pro Football Talk. “…I’ll be able to spend the evening with them and open presents with them then. So it’ll be a great opportunity. I’m excited for that.”

by nature of his job, with all the gamedays and traveling during the season, Mahomes has to miss a lot of time with his kids. But he wants them to understand that he uses this time to make a better life for the

“When my kids grow up, I want them to see that dad wasn’t just gone just to be gone. I was gone doing something, to build, to be great,” he told CBS Mornings over the summer. “And so, whenever they get older, they can see how hard I worked