Patrick Mahomes Admits He’s ‘a Little Disappointed’ to Miss Christmas with His Family for Chiefs-Raiders Game

Patrick Mahomes is always happy to suit up for Chiefs Kingdom, but the superstar quarterback admitted that the team’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders on Christmas Day will be bittersweet.

Speaking to Pro Football Talk, Mahomes, 28, said he’s “excited” to play the “standalone” game, which kicks off at 1 p.m. ET on Monday, because it will air as families are spending quality time together during the holiday.

I mean, everybody’s gonna be just opening presents and getting the food in them, and then they’re going to be the happiest they possibly can be, and they’re gonna turn on and see the Kansas City Chiefs playing,” Mahomes told the outlet.

“So I’m excited about that,” Mahomes said, before admitting that he is a “little disappointed” that he won’t get to have that same experience with his own children, Sterling Skye and Patrick “Bronze” Lavon, and wife Brittany Mahomes on Christmas Day.

“I’m a little disappointed I’m going to miss Christmas Eve with my kids and Christmas morning and miss Santa coming,” Mahomes shared, as he and the team will spend the night before the game at a hotel.