Patrick Mahomes responds to picking up write-in votes for president

Jason Owens
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Patrick Mahomes for president.

There’s certainly a swath of Kansas City Chiefs fans who would be on board with that prospect — after he’s done competing for a few more Super Bowls, that is.

But some are ready to send him to the White House now. Mahomes received write-in votes for president in Clay County, Missouri this week, Fox 4 KC’s Harold Kuntz reports. How many is unclear.

It should come as no surprise that some Chiefs fans believe their beloved quarterback is infallible and capable of running the country in these most difficult of times. This is how sports fandom often works.

Or maybe they were just content burning their presidential vote because of the realities of the Electoral College.

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs warms up prior to their game against the New York Jets at Arrowhead Stadium on November 01, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Some Missouri residents decided their favorite quarterback was the best choice for the White House. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mahomes responds to White House support

Either way, Mahomes was faced with fielding questions Wednesday about his write-in votes. He deftly avoided saying anything that sounds like commentary on this week’s heated election and focused on Arrowhead Stadium being used a a polling place this year instead.

“First off, it’s funny for sure,” Mahomes said. “I think Arrowhead ended up being a great spot for people to come together, go out and get your vote. ... hopefully we can continue to do that.”

But what about those votes?

“Funny getting written in, but that’s not anywhere I’m thinking right now,” Mahomes continued. “Maybe later on I’ll think of a slogan or something like that.”

Those are the words of a quarterback equally adept at the art of avoiding stepping in controversy as he is playing the position. Well played.

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