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Super Bowl Champ Patrick Mahomes Finally Speaks On White House Visit

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By Adreon Patterson

Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes spoke on the prospect of going to the White House during such polarizing political times.

After the Kansas City Chiefs were crowned this year’s Super Bowl champs, and a date to visit President Donald Trump at the White House has yet to be revealed with tight end Travis Kelce, head coach Andy Reid and cornerback Bashaud Breeland stating they would visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The only person who has not stated whether they are going or not is the Super Bowl MVP himself

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Paylor wrote on Twitter, "After catching up with Patrick Mahomes this week, one thing became uber clear to me. Despite a jam-packed offseason - and yes, I asked him about his contract, Dez, visiting the White House & more - he still isn’t satisfied with just one Super Bowl."

The 24-year-old Super Bowl MVP seemed to have a lot of things to get off his chest after conquering football's crowning achievement, only two seasons into his NFL career in the interview with Paylor.

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Speaking on visiting the White House, Mahomes stated, “Obviously, keeping the politics out of it — it’s an incredible opportunity that you see growing up with teams that win championships, getting invited to the White House and just being invited to the White House in general.”

He added, “But that’s something that I will talk about with my guys and really make the right decision that represents us, represents Kansas City and the Chiefs in the right way. That’s the decision we’ll make, hopefully, as we get closer to OTAs and everyone’s on the same page.”

The last two Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, opted out of bringing the Lombardi Trophy to our nation’s capital due to the political divisiveness.

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In February, Mahomes' teammate tight end Travis Kelce called the proposed White House visit a “crazy opportunity" in a TMZ video. He later had to clarify his comments on social media after facing backlash from the Black community.

Kelce wrote on Twitter, “Grew up my whole life watching teams win championships and then go to the White House and get recognized for their greatness. Regardless of who is in office I think it’s a unique opportunity to experience our nation's Capital.”

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At the time, Mahomes showed some solidarity with his teammate by “liking” the tweet.

Along with the possible White House visit, the 24-year-old NFL star made an astonishing revelation on LeBron James’ show The Shop. He admitted to only learning how to read defenses “until halfway last year.”

“This year I could actually recognize more and more stuff. The more experience and the more I learn then I’ll be able to go out there and call plays and do all that different stuff because I’ve seen it,” Mahomes explained. “I still think there’s a long way for me to go there.”

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Along with learning defense plays, Mahomes stated his intentions on getting better and better in his position as each year passes.

“I still think there’s a long way for me to go there,” Mahomes admitted. “And that’s where mentally I think I can get better. Physically I feel like I’ve done a lot of stuff. I always work on the fundamentals and doing that stuff. But I think mentally I can still take my game to a whole another level.”

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