Since then, the young quarterback has taken the Chiefs to two Super Bowls, winning one of them.
However, the star quarterback is now revealing a story about how he ended up in Kansas City.
So how was it that Mahomes made his way into the hands of the Chiefs?
Mahomes Reveals Interesting Story From 2017 NFL Draft
During a podcast with the Kelce brothers, Mahomes tells a story of how Matt Nagy got him on the Chiefs’ radar.
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With the help of Nagy, it attracted Andy Reid to him.
However, it was some gamesmanship by Mahomes that got him in Kansas City.
Him telling the Chiefs if they let him go below the 12th pick another team will pick him is what got him in Kansas City.
The revelation of this means he essentially drafted himself to the team.
While no other quarterback can make this claim, Mahomes is proud to talk about how his stock was rising during 2017.
However, with him telling everyone how Nagy gave him the plays beforehand to study, it shows how the young quarterback seized a golden opportunity.
But with how Nagy tanked the Chicago Bears as their head coach, people are shocked how he spotted Mahomes.
With this new insight into the 2017 draft, Chiefs fans are now thankful for Nagy.
So while fans of the Bears are still mad over Nagy, Mahomes has made a hero out of him.
All this from how Nagy gave the rookie prospect the plays before Reid grilled the quarterback in meetings.