Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is known for his superstitious tendencies, firmly believing that adhering to a consistent routine contributes to his and his team’s success.
During a recent appearance on the “Manningcast” with Peyton and Eli Manning, Mahomes opened up about one of his superstitions, shedding light on a particular pair of red underwear he wears for every game. When questioned by Eli about the rumored red underwear, Mahomes confirmed their existence, attributing their origin to his wife, Brittany.
Explaining the significance, Mahomes said, “First, my wife Brittany got them for me, so I’m not throwing y’all down, but I have to wear them, you know? But at the same time, I threw them on that first season, and we had a pretty good season that season.” He clarified that he only wears them on game days, ensuring they remain in good condition. Despite the superstition, Mahomes assured that he cleans them regularly. However, in the midst of a winning streak, he jokingly admitted to letting it ride without washing it.
“I mean, if we’re on a hot streak, I can’t wash them. I got to keep it rolling. As long as I’m winning football games, I’ll keep the superstition going,” Mahomes added. The quarterback’s superstitions seem to be effective, given his impressive career record of 71 wins and 18 losses in the regular season over 89 starts. Mahomes has also secured two Super Bowl victories, including the recent triumph over the Philadelphia Eagles in Arizona.
His on-field accomplishments extend to two league MVP trophies, two All-Pro designations, and five Pro Bowl appearances. Mahomes’ commitment to his routines, including the red underwear superstition, appears to be a winning formula for both personal and team success.