Patrick Mahomes had a potential pro baseball career laid out in front of him and MLB legend Alex Rodriguez told the future NFL quarterback to quit football. Rodriguez admitted to telling Mahomes there was “no future” in football when he was growing up, and the former slugger admits he is thankful the quarterback made other plans.
Rodriguez played with Mahomes’ dad, Pat Mahomes Sr., with the Rangers, and Mahomes used to field balls for the star hitter prior to games. When Mahomes was still playing both sports, Rodriguez offered his strong opinion on his athletic future.
“I said, ‘Now listen to me, if you don’t hear one thing that I ever tell you, you better listen to this’,” Rodriguez said, per Sporting News. “‘There is no money, there is no future, there is no history in football. You have to play baseball!’”
Mahomes did not follow Rodriguez’s advice but the Chiefs quarterback still remembers his words. Rodriguez admitted that he is glad Mahomes had a mind of his own when it came to his…