Tight end Eric Ebron, who just signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency, is hopeful to bring another Lombardi trophy back to the Steel City. Unfortunately, his plan of reaching the mountain top could be increasingly hard to pull off as the years go by given the continued ascension and record-breaking play of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
When Mahomes, the son of former Mets pitcher Pat Mahomes, sent out a tweet expressing his love for baseball, Ebron sarcastically suggested that Mahomes pack it in on the gridiron and try to make it in the MLB.
After all, Mahomes was drafted by the Detroit Tigers out of high school, was a standout pitcher and outfielder, but he opted for football. He's been a starter in the NFL for two seasons. In one of them, he threw for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns, and in the other, he won a Super Bowl.
It's safe to say Mahomes isn't considering a return to baseball anytime soon based on his reply to Ebron.
Unfortunately for Ebron, Mahomes is just 24 years old and he has the football world at his feet. As long as he and Andy Reid are together in Kansas City, the Chiefs will be Super Bowl favorites in the AFC to years to come.