Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is set to be featured on the cover of GQ magazine next month. An expanded, digital version of the profile GQ did on Mahomes has already made it online. Below you’ll find a quick look at some of the things we learned from Mahomes by way of GQ staff writer Clay Skipper.
What Mahomes said to Roger Goodell following the BLM video
“During his chat with the commissioner, Mahomes says, Goodell was curious about the young quarterback’s perspective and about what he wanted to see and do going forward. Mahomes explained that he wants to draw attention to voter-registration efforts: ‘Helping young adults, but especially the Black community, get registered to vote. It’s the first step.’”
Following the viral Black Lives Matter video that Mahomes was featured in, he spoke with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Up until now the content of their conversation was privileged. It sounds like Goodell genuinely wanted insight and ideas from a player that many see as the new face of the NFL. In addition to talking about voter registration efforts, Mahomes and Goodell talked about the league adding a “social-justice officer” whose goal is to help players become more successful in their social activism efforts.