Patrick Mahomes shows love to young Philadelphia Eagles star
There’s an old saying that goes ‘game recognizes game’. Recently Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes showed love to a young Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver.
You can call it ‘game recognizing game’, or you could just call it good old-fashioned love. Recently, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes braved a blizzard and willed his team to victory. Then, he sat in front of a heater, warmed up those Twitter fingers and took some time to show love to a young Philadelphia Eagles receiver who’s finally getting some well-deserved shine.
Greg Ward is finally getting his shot, one many Eagles fans believe he earned a while ago. Ward never found his way onto the playing field before now, and it wasn’t because he couldn’t play. The numbers game just wasn’t working for him.
Prior to any of that, he was a star signal-caller at John Tyler High School. In 2013, as a senior, he passed for 4,202 yards and 39 touchdowns and ran for 861 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns and was also named Player of the Year in Texas High School football. His alma mater is also responsible for hanging a loss on Whitehouse High School from Whitehouse, Texas in a district championship game. Whitehouse had an up-and-coming star of their own at the time in Patrick Mahomes.
Both have found their way to the NFL albeit by different paths. For Mahomes, success came more quickly. He was named the starter in his second NFL season, and he’s the reigning NFL MVP. For Ward, he joined the Eagles in 2017 as an undrafted free agent. He’s been on the practice squad five times and spent some time on the AAF, which began and suspended play this past Spring.
He was most recently promoted to the active roster on November 23rd. He had been previously promoted on September 21st but was waived again on September 24th and re-signed to the practice squad on September 26th.
If you’re wondering why he was so emotional following a game-winning touchdown catch in Week 15 (his first), that’s why/ It’s been a long road. Ward’s hard work paid off, and now, he’s seeing the fruits of his labor. His friend, Patrick Mahomes, didn’t miss an opportunity to say congratulations.
What’s left to be said after that? Seeing things like this remind us that football is more than just a game. It’s an emotional journey that’s played by real people. This was pretty doggone awesome.