Ahead of his Sunday Night Football matchup against the Bengals, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes arrived at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City donning a different jersey than his normal No. 15.
Instead, he wore his father's No. 23 Mets jersey.
Mahomes' father, Pat, had an 11-year career in the MLB, with two seasons as a Met. Pitching mostly in relief, Mahomes owned a 4.74 ERA in 92 games with New York, collecting 127 strikeouts in those two years as well.
Mahomes could have played pro baseball himself if he didn't choose football. White Sox' top pitching prospect, Michael Kopech, told The Kansas City Star's Sam Mellinger he and Mahomes used to play against each other in high school.
"We'd be pretty similar pitchers now," Kopech, whose fastball tops out in the 100s, said. "He was just a bulldog. To be honest, I think anyone who ever played or against Patrick would've assumed he would've been a pro in any sport he played."
Mahomes obviously chose football, but it is clear his baseball roots are still in tack. And out of the six teams his father played for, he went with the blue and orange.