Before Patrick Mahomes was chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 10th pick of the 2017 NFL draft , he had already been a draft pick.In the 2014 MLB draft, the Detroit Tigers selected Mahomes — then just 18 — in the 37th round (1120th overall) as a right-handed pitcher out of high school.Mahomes’ father, Pat I, had an 11-year career as an MLB pitcher.This background — along with the cannon attached to his son’s right shoulder — made the boy a high-risk pick, but one with a high ceiling for potential. Mahomes, however Kansas City Chiefs Womens T-Shirt , had different plans. He was set on hanging up his glove to pursue a college football career as a quarterback at Texas Tech. And seeing how things are looking right now for the 22-year-old, he might have made the right choice.But Mahomes isn’t the only NFL quarterback that’s been faced with a similar dilemma. Here are four other quarterbacks who almost traded the gridiron for the pitcher’s mound:Dan Marino Photo by Al Bello/Getty ImagesOne of the best NFL passers of all time and a 2005 Pro Hall of Fame inductee, Marino had a 17-year career with the Miami Dolphins.But he was once drafted to be a pitcher by the Kansas City Royals in the fourth round — the 99th pick — of the 1979 draft. Colin Kaepernick Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports IllustratedA two-time California all-state baseball player in high school, Kaepernick could easily have pursued a successful career as an MLB pitcher, but instead opted to continue playing college football at the University of Nevada. Kaepernick was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 43rd round (1310th overall) of the 2009 MLB draft, during his third official season with the Wolf Pack.Brandon Weeden Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty ImagesThis current Houston Texans quarterback once had a promising pro baseball career that went south. Taken in the second round of the 2002 draft (71st overall) by the New York Yankees right out of high school Kansas City Chiefs Hats , Weeden pitched in the minor leagues for five seasons. However, his pitching career never quite took off, and in 2006, Weeden decided to enroll at Oklahoma State.He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round (22nd overall) of the NFL draft in 2012.Troy Aikman Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty ImagesThe Hall of Fame NFL quarterback was a successful pitcher and shortstop in high school, and the New York Mets tried to sign him to a baseball contract. But Aikman wanted to play football.Still, during his career at the University of Oklahoma Kansas City Chiefs Womens Hoodie , the Sooners baseball team sought — and received — permission from head football coach Barry Switzer for Aikman to play both sports.He never did, and eventually transferred to UCLA before being drafted into the NFL in with the first overall pick in 1989. The latestChiefs’ Mahomes-to-Hill connection is setting NFL on fire | Fox SportsThey’re baaaack: Chiefs re-sign veterans to mentor younger players | Kansas City StarTop 10 contract pushes: Melvin Gordon’s makin’ paper | NFLNFL Scouts, Coaches and Executives Rank the Top 10 Players in the NFL | Bleacher ReportCan the Cincinnati Bengals contain Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes? | Cincinnati.comThese are troubling times for two of the Chiefs’ biggest rivals | Kansas City StarThe real reason Joe’s KC barbecue will open this Sunday has nothing to do with Chiefs | Kansas City StarWeek 7 NFL injuries: Broncos rule five players out, Hilton practices in full, Tannehill and Allen out | CBS SportsAround the leagueNFL owners reportedly worried about Chargers in L.A., team’s revenue projection drops $250M | CBS SportsBelichick on Khalil Mack: No player is in L.T.’s class | NFL‘Detail’ to feature NBA Womens Customized Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys , NFL and UFC content | ESPNThe NFL Should Consider Banning Vontaze Burfict | Sports IllustratedNick Bosa leaving Ohio State to prepare for NFL draft | NFLIn case you missed it at Arrowhead PrideNo, Derrick Johnson isn’t the answer for the Chiefs defenseChiefs Stock Report: Whose stock is rising — or falling — after the loss to the PatriotsLast week, we talked about the difficulty in calling the top of the market. This week, many outside of Kansas City will wonder if the Kansas City Chiefs have plateaued. They ran into the market leader — showing they are legitimate competition — but weren’t quite able to get over the hump. Still, the team left with a great deal of confidence and resolve.NFL already seeing the Mahomes effect when it comes to TV ratings...Social Media Information:AP Facebook Page: Click here to like our pageAP Instagram: Follow @ArrowheadPrideAP Twitter: Follow @ArrowheadPrideAP Editor-in-Chief: Pete Sweeney: Follow @pgsween610 Sports Twitter: Follow @610SportsKC
Be the first person to like this