Patrick Mahomes booked an Airbnb for his family to go the Super Bowl three months before he knew he was playing in the game – so he could avoid prices spiraling nearer the time.
Mahomes signed a contract worth $450m with the Chiefs in July 2020 – terms that have since been improved further – but in a fascinating discussion with
Jalen Hurts picked up in the new Quarterbacks Netflix series, he showed he is as financially astute as the rest of us when it comes to Airbnb.
‘I got a crib like six minutes from our hotel,’ Mahomes is filmed explaining to Hurts. ‘Fam’ll stay there.’As it worked out, it was well worth the Mahomes family making the journey for the game in Arizona.
Mahomes led the Chiefs to Super Bowl glory against Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles, running out as 38-35 winners – the second Super Bowl victory so far for Mahomes.peaking afterward, he said: ‘It hasn’t even sank in, I don’t think, yet. I appreciate it because of the failures. The failure of losing the Super Bowl and losing the AFC championship game.
‘It gives you a greater appreciation to be standing here as a champion.
‘The first Super Bowl, I thought — obviously I didn’t win it the first year that I started, but I thought the Super Bowl was kind of like, ‘This is amazing, we won the Super Bowl.’
‘You’re like a little kid winning a prize at the fair, whereas this one, you have dealt with failure. You understand how hard it is to get back on this stage and to win this game.
‘I played in a Super Bowl where I got blown out. I got all hyped up, then you go out there and you don’t do anything. Then I lose the AFC championship in overtime when I thought we had a chance to win the Super Bowl that year.
‘Have a full, brand-new team, to have to go through the strain of getting better and better every single day, it gives you a greater appreciation for winning this game.’
Mahomes and the Chiefs start the bid to do it all over again this year on September 7, at home to the Detroit Lions.