Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes joins Kansas City NWSL team’s ownership group

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has joined the ownership group of the National Women’s Soccer League’s Kansas City Current.

Mahomes’ wife, Brittany, was one of the team’s founding owners, along with Angie and Chris Long of Kansas City-based Palmer Square Capital Management.

“We are very excited to make this a family affair and have Patrick join as an owner,” Brittany Mahomes said in a statement. “He’s been a great advocate behind the scenes. His passion for the Current is undeniable and I’m glad he’s with us as we continue our journey to become the best in the NWSL.”

Mahomes joins a list of current and former NFL players who have a stake in the women’s professional league, which is entering its 11th season this year.

Bears guard Michael Schofield is part of the Red Stars’ ownership group, as is former Bear Israel Idonije. Former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has invested in Gotham FC. Former USC and Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil is part of the Angel City’s star-studded ownership group.

Mahomes also co-owns baseball’s Kansas City Royals and Major League Soccer’s Sporting KC. He praised his wife and the Longs in a social media post on Tuesday, saying: “I’m excited to join another championship-caliber club as it continues to make history.”

The Current joined the NWSL as an expansion team in 2021. Kansas City finished fourth in the standings last season to make the playoffs and advanced to league play, where the team lost to Portland Thorns.