“Got To Have Some Padding” – Patrick Mahomes Defends His Dad Bod, Explains How It Helps Taking Hits

Patrick Mahomes without a shirt
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Dad bods are in, and Patrick Mahomes is letting the people know about it.

Not much bad can be said about the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback. He’s brought home three Super Bowl titles to his franchise, and he’s only 28 years old. The only negative thing that people can say about Mahomes is that… he’s got a little bit of a dad bod.

Now does that stop someone from being the greatest quarterback of all time? No, not at all. We’ve seen plenty of doughy QBs have success in the NFL, so it doesn’t really matter if a player is chiseled from stone or looks like they’ve eaten a lot of Cold Stone (the ice creamery).

Mahomes didn’t shy away from talking about his “six-pack-protector” during his interview with TIME. And the talented quarterback also made sure to tell people to pump the brakes on including him in the GOAT conversation, saying:

“I’ve had a great run. I think I’ve done a great job so far. But it’s hard to take away from what Tom did for so long, what Peyton Manning did, or Aaron Rodgers.

There are so many guys, they were at such a high level for such a long time. In order to be in that conversation, you have to do that on a year-to-year basis. You can’t take it for granted that you did it the year before.”

That’s a pretty humble answer right there, especially from someone who has had tremendous amounts of success ever since he got the starting job in Kansas City. Mahomes was careful putting his name up on the “Mount Rushmore” with the likes of Brady, Manning, and Rodgers, but you know what they all do have in common?

They rocked dad bods… well Tom did at least early on in his career.

Patrick revealed that the “extra mid-region cushion” is actually intentional, or at least that’s the excuse that he uses. Mahomes suggested that the dad bod helps to lessen the blow of some of the nasty tackles out on the gridiron:

“I definitely have the dad bod a little bit. I’ll also say I have a great body for a quarterback. You’ve got to have some padding in there to take the hits that we take.”

The dad bod is apparently fueled by moderate amounts of Chick-fil-A, Whataburger, and Starburst candy, all of which are some of Patrick Mahomes weaknesses. Unfortunately for opposing NFL teams, those appear to be his only pitfalls.

In case you wanted to watch the video that really broke the news about Mahomes’s dad bod to the world, you can watch this clip below that went viral back in January:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock