Not even Thanksgiving turkey is safe from Patrick Mahomes' love of ketchup

Jack Baer
·Writer
·2 min read

It has been well-established that Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes has a fondness for ketchup extending beyond the limits of good taste.

America marveled when it was revealed he puts the stuff on his steak. It gasped when he said he also puts it on his macaroni and cheese. It could only nod in approval when he landed a very natural endorsement with Hunt’s Ketchup.

Now, Mahomes’ love for ketchup has reached a new frontier. This Thanksgiving, and apparently in many previous Thanksgivings, a glop of the processed sludge of tomatoes, vinegar and sugar is headed straight for the quarterback’s turkey.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) smiles during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Patrick Mahomes is putting ketchup on his Thanksgiving turkey, and we really shouldn't be surprised at this point. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Is nothing sacred, Patrick Mahomes?

While discussing his Thanksgiving plans with KCSP 610 Sports Radio, Mahomes was asked by one of the hosts if he puts ketchup on turkey. Mahomes openly admitted it, and said he will put it on his ham as well for good measure:

“Yeah, dude, I mean come on,” Mahomes said. “You got to put ketchup on that, turkey and ham.”

Just to make sure, the host pressed Mahomes to see if he was joking. The former MVP affirmed he was serious:

“Oh yeah, come on, you know me better than that.”

So there you have it. Forget gravy, forget stuffing; it is ketchup that Mahomes will be mixing with his Thanksgiving turkey. There is obviously no meat safe from Mahomes’ endless bottle of Hunt’s-endorsed ketchup.

Mahomes also said his Thanksgiving dinner will be a secluded affair to COVID-19 concerns, with only his brother and pregnant fiancee. While ketchup will apparently be on the table, there is one Thanksgiving staple that Mahomes will have no part in: Cranberry sauce.

“Nah, no, that’s not for me ... You can keep that one your way.

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