Patrick Mahomes 'Would Love to Play' Football Until Tom Brady's Age but Wants to 'Be There' for His Family

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is dad to daughter Sterling and son Patrick "Bronze" Lavon III

<p>Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images</p> Patrick and Brittany Mahomes with their two kids

Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images

Patrick and Brittany Mahomes with their two kids

Patrick Mahomes is willing to make sacrifices for his family.

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, 28, was selected as one of the 2024 TIME100 Most Influential People and spoke with the outlet about how he balances his career and his role as dad to daughter Sterling Skye, 3, and Patrick "Bronze" Lavon III, 16 months, whom he shares with wife Brittany Mahomes, also 28.

"I've looked, if I played until Tom [Brady's] age, my daughter would be 19, 20 years old...I would love to play that long...At the same time, I want to be there for my daughter," Mahomes said.

"If I can do that, I'll continue to play. But if I feel like it's taking away from my family time, that's when I'll know it's time to go."

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Christian Petersen/Getty Images Patrick and Brittany Mahomes with daughter Sterling
Christian Petersen/Getty Images Patrick and Brittany Mahomes with daughter Sterling

Related: Patrick Mahomes Asks Daughter Sterling to 'Stop Growing Up So Fast' as He Celebrates Her Third Birthday

In February, Brittany and Patrick celebrated their daughter's third birthday, with Patrick sharing a series of photos on his Instagram. Posting pictures from Sterling's botanical birthday party from the weekend prior, the toddler smiled and jumped around, posing with Brittany in a sweet shot.

"Happy 3rd birthday Sterling Skye! You are my 💙! Stop growing up so fast!!" Patrick wrote in his caption.

Brittany also shared photos for her daughter's birthday, taking a minute to celebrate Sterling in the caption.

"Happy Birthday to my Sterling Skye! ✨ You made me a Mama and it was one of the greatest moments of my life!" the Kansas City Current co-owner wrote.

<p>Brittany Mahomes/Instagram</p> Patrick Mahomes with daughter Sterling

Brittany Mahomes/Instagram

Patrick Mahomes with daughter Sterling

"You my girl are the brightest little girl and make every day nothing short of beautiful! 🤍 You’re three, where did the time go?😅🥹."

The mom of two shared in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE earlier this year that Sterling now understands a little bit about what her quarterback dad does on the football field.

"My daughter, she can finally kind of realize what's going on and where she's at, and she loves to watch her dad play football. She can see him from a mile away and pays attention and keeps up with what's going on with him," Brittany said.

"She truly enjoys going down to the field and getting to see him before the game. I think it's a very special moment wherever I get to bring them to the game and they get to watch their dad play football," she added.

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