Pat Mahomes Says He's 'Thankful' After Engagement, Fiancée's Pregnancy: 'Bigger Than Football'

Eric Todisco
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Patrick Mahomes is grateful for the blessings that 2020 brought him.

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, 25, said in a recent interview with KCSP 610 Sports Radio that the best thing that happened to him this past year was a "tie" between his engagement to Brittany Matthews and the subsequent news that the pair are expecting their first child together.

"Those things are special, that you don't get to happen a lot in your life," he said. "Being able to be a dad and being able to get married here soon, I’m truly thankful for that."

"I mean, [winning] the Super Bowl was awesome as well," Mahomes added, "but those things change your life, and it’s bigger than football."

Mahomes also revealed that his major goal for 2021 — other than winning yet another Super Bowl title — is all about being the perfect father to his baby girl.

"I would say just to be the best father I could possibly be," he said. "This will be a new thing for me, first-time dad. Being able to experience that and go through that, I want to do whatever I can to make our little girl's life as best as it can possibly be."

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Matthews, 25, announced that she is expecting back on Sept. 29 with an Instagram post featuring two photos with her fiancé, in which she held up a sonogram as Mahomes hugged her belly.

"Mom & Dad, taking a small detour to the wedding❤️," Matthews wrote at the time. The athlete shared a close-up photo of the sonogram to his own Instagram feed, captioning the post with a red heart emoji.

The longtime couple — who began dating in their teens — got engaged earlier that month, when Mahomes popped the question following the Chiefs' Super Bowl ring ceremony and one day after Matthews' birthday.

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Also this year, Mahomes signed a 10-year contract extension that ties him to the Chiefs through the 2031 season.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal is worth $450 million over the 10-year period and could be worth up to $503 million. The extension includes a $140 million injury guarantee, as well as a no-trade clause. Mahomes has been with the Chiefs since 2017 when he was selected in the first round of the draft with the 10th pick.