The Mahomes brothers can do anything they put their mind to in the world of sports.
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is known for being the best young QB in the NFL, but his brother was close to making some noise of his own if he had stayed playing basketball. Jackson quit playing basketball and started carving out his own path to celebrity using TikTok.
Just recently, he took to the popular social media site to show that he still has skills on the court as he showed off his shot and dunking ability.
“Growing up, in everything I did, it was always like, ‘Oh, look, it’s Patrick Mahomes’ brother,’” Jackson said on a vlog posted to YouTube. “But ‘Jackson from TikTok’ means a lot to me because it was the first time in my life, whenever I decided to start doing TikTok and start creating content for all of you guys, that I was known not just as ‘Patrick Mahomes’ brother,’ but as ‘Jackson from TikTok.’”
The younger Mahomes has amassed nearly 735,000 TikTok followers and 22.5 million likes under the handle, @jacksonmahomes, and recently earned verified status on the popular social media platform.
“I’ll never forget the first time that I was at a football game or at a store when people came up to me noticing me as Jackson from TikTok and not just Patrick Mahomes’ brother,” he said. “My whole life I’ve been compared to my dad who was a Major League baseball player, my brother’s in the NFL, my godfather’s a Major League baseball player — and then there’s me.”
“I loved basketball, I played it for so long, but I wasn’t in love with it when I had the opportunity to go to college,” he said. “So, after that, I was very, like, lonely, upset. I didn’t know what I was going to do with my life.”