2023 started on a near-perfect note for Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City Chiefs as they clinched their second Super Bowl championship in the last four years. The quarterback also enjoyed some milestones in his personal life, including his marriage anniversary and the second birthday of his daughter, Sterling. However, Patrick’s grandmother’s demise after her recent struggle with illness shook the family. Especially, considering how close the QB was to her grandma. A recently resurfaced video from 2019 shows just how much she cared about Pat.
Patrick’s maternal grandmother, Debbie Martin, was a fierce supporter of her grandson. And up until the very last Super Bowl victory, she has always stood by Pat, even when the going was rough.
Old Debbie Martin video from a 2019 Patrick Mahomes game resurfaces
It was Patrick’s mother, Randi Mahomes, who first shared the news of her mother Debbie’s deterioration in health. “Prayers for my mom. She’s very sick and at the hospital,” Randi tweeted. However, not long after that, Randi’s friend Teresa Jane shared the news of Debbie’s demise on a Facebook post.
“My best friend [Randi] lost her best of best friends yesterday. Her sweet mom. The one who showed up for everyone every time,” she wrote. As the Mahomes family still mourns the loss of an influential family member, an old video from 2019 featuring Debbie could make it very hard for everyone to hold back the tears.
Speaking before Patrick’s playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts in 2019, Grandma Mahomes couldn’t stop bragging about her grandson. “I can’t believe it’s all happening. He’s only 23 years old. And Kansas City’s had him a year. He’s just doing great up there. I just wish they had more billboards like they had in Kansas City here in Tyler. Because Patrick is a bought-house kid. He hadn’t changed and will always be Patrick,” she said.
And it wasn’t just during the starting years. Patrick had Debbie rooting for him even during this year’s title run, even completing an unthinkable dare after losing a bet with her daughter.
Debbie had to chug a beer because she lost a bet
Ever since his days at Whitehouse High School, it was Debbie who pushed Patrick towards football. The two-sport athlete could have had an iconic baseball career following his father’s footsteps as an MLB pitcher, but the NFL life hasn’t gone so badly for the 2x Super Bowl MVP either. And Patrick Mahomes winning football games ultimately came to bite Debbie back years later.
Grandma Debbie bet that she would chug a can of Coors if her grandson and his team reached the Super Bowl this year. Well, Patrick and Co. didn’t disappoint, beating the Cincinnati Bengals for the AFC Conference title and advancing to the title game. That could only mean one thing. Chug. Chug. Chug. Randi Mahomes shared the video of Debbie downing the can on Instagram.