Patrick Mahomes’ ‘froggish’ voice only makes him more endearing to Chiefs teammates

first_imgThere have been plenty of comparisons to Kermit the Frog, but Mahomes doesn’t sound exactly like the fuzzy amphibian. He is a blend of Kermit, Bert from “Sesame Street” and LSU coach Ed Orgeron with a Seth Rogen laugh and subtle Texas twang. MORE: Five things to know about Patrick Mahomes’ MLB-pitcher dadMahomes’ vocal quality makes him an easy target, and it’s apparently a good way to humble the two-time Pro Bowler. In a 2018 interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters, Mahomes said if his head is getting too big, his teammates bring out his voice — and so does Chiefs coach Andy Reid.”Coach Reid [imitates me the best], but he would never do it in front of everybody,” Mahomes said. “But he has like the perfect imitation of the voice.”When asked last season to perform his spot-on impression of Mahomes, Reid declined, of course, but described the voice as “unique” and “froggish.”The little jabs are nothing new for Mahomes. He once told reporters he’s been hearing his own voice from others since seventh grade.”It’s something that I’ve kind of embraced,” Mahomes said. “The guys, [Travis] Kelce, Tyreek [Hill] and those guys throw some shots at me, but don’t worry. I throw shots back.”This is epic. The Chiefs give Patrick Mahomes a hard time for his voice…and Andy Reid calls it “froggish” ☠😂 #ChiefsKingdom— Chris Lilly KAKE News (@Chris_LillyTV) October 4, 2018And that’s the important part. Despite his meteoric rise, Mahomes maintains a certain level of normalcy within the locker room by being one of the guys. He’s not above ridicule unlike some sports stars who force those around them to walk on eggshells.MORE: Patrick Mahomes college timeline”He hasn’t changed at all,” Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt told USA Today’s Nate Davis. “The wild thing is he’s still the same kid trying to get on the field, trying to make an impression with coach Andy Reid. He maintains that level head. Still approachable, still gives everybody the time of day, still answers every question. “He doesn’t get frustrated, just relishes his opportunities in the limelight and respects everybody that he comes in contact with.”It’s a good attitude for Mahomes to have because the imitations aren’t going to stop. Ahead of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl 54 battle with the 49ers, Hill said his favorite Mahomes moments are “when he comes in the huddle and he sounds like a frog” before unloading his own interpretation.Tyreek Hill says he always laughs when Patrick Mahomes comes to the huddle because he sounds like Kermit the— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) January 28, 2020Whatever Mahomes says next, you can be sure his teammates will be ready to pounce — even if it might mean mocking a Super Bowl-winning quarterback. Patrick Mahomes exploded onto the NFL scene in 2018, throwing for more than 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns. He led the Chiefs to the 2019 AFC championship game and was crowned league MVP, dazzling fans with a cannon arm and unmatched improvisational skill.And yet, in the midst of Mahomes’ incredible run as a 23-year-old, one odd storyline about him lingered. The dude has a funny voice.last_img

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