Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, acknowledges that there is a segment of NFL fans who may not like him, his family, his fans, or his team. However, he expresses a nonchalant attitude towards this sentiment, emphasizing that winning is his priority.
When asked by ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington about being perceived as a villain by some fan bases, Mahomes responded, “I can definitely sense it. I never felt like that because I’ve never been like that in my entire life. But it’s become a little bit funny.”
He goes on to draw a parallel with the New England Patriots, stating, “I know the Patriots had that for a while. I’m hoping we do it in a different way with a little bit more fun and personality with it.”
Mahomes emphasizes that his focus is on winning, even if it means not being liked by other teams and their fan bases. He expresses his willingness to embrace the role of a villain if necessary.
In response to Mahomes’ perspective, some fans commented on the winning aspect but criticized the Chiefs for perceived complaints about officiating. One fan mentioned, “Care that you are one of the best rosters and have one of the best coaches of all time, and the entire team still whines and begs for every single flag.” Another comment attributed the Chiefs’ perceived villain status to preferential treatment by officials, comparing it to the situation with the New England Patriots.
Mahomes sees the criticism as motivation to secure victories, and ultimately, that is his primary focus and priority.