By Elwyn Henderson
A year ago we ran into Randi Mahomes, Patrick’s mother in Las Vegas before the Pro Bowl game. At that time she asked if we had ever interviewed her son and when we said we had, she asked if we had asked about her influence on him through his life. We responded we had not, and she requested the next time we talked to Patrick to ask him as a favor to her.
Fast forward to today, Thursday, February 9th, 2023. We attended the Chiefs final press conference before the big game on Sunday and had a chance to ask Patrick his thoughts on what his mom meant to him through his process of becoming in the top three quarterbacks in the NFL today.
He smiled when we asked the question and replied, “Yeah, my mom was always there. She was someone that she worked early in my life when my dad was on the road, especially at the end of his career in the minor leagues (in MLB) so it was hard for him to get back (home) and be around all the time and so she had to kind of hold the household down. She was a great influence in my life and still is and she’s been to almost all my games and she’s a big part of my life. Sometimes everybody focused on my dad because he played sports but she was definitely one of the main staples in my life.”
We sent Patrick’s response to his mom and asked about doing an interview with her to get her thoughts on raising Patrick, and her response was, “OMG, you made my day for asking that. Absolutely I will just for you asking that!”
Hopefully, we will be able to get the interview with Randi and will share her story with our readers.