The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the New York Giants 20-17 on Monday night.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes finished with another uncharacteristically weak showing, recording 275 yards, one touchdown and one pick on 29-of-48 passing.
Interestingly enough, neither Mahomes’ performance nor Kansas City tallying its fourth win of the year stole the headlines from the evening.
Rather, what everyone couldn’t stop talking about was the frosty exchange between Patrick Mahomes and his younger brother, Jackson.
The video speaks for itself:
— ESPN (@espn) November 2, 2021
Naturally, social media had some reactions.
Pat don’t rock with his brother at all. I know that dap from a mile away. He’s sick of all the TikTok videos at his job. https://t.co/bA5ug8nDnr
— Elton “Al” Gilkes (@Coach_Gilkes) November 2, 2021
Finally! Told that kid to chill out Jackson salty https://t.co/UDd12UlEkg
— 17Simba (@17simba17) November 2, 2021
He hate his brother Lmaoo https://t.co/fPOqxoLGQ6
— Swavey (@swavey_orlando) November 2, 2021
He hates Jackson lol https://t.co/z9iKkux6Qz
— felipe (@felipe4prez) November 2, 2021
None of this should come as a surprise. Last week, a video went viral showcasing Patrick’s seemingly deteriorating mental health whenever his partner, Brittany Matthews, and Jackson get up to their old tricks.
That’s one way to do Halloween. https://t.co/YmqiqaNaYN
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 1, 2021
Beyond that, Jackson has found himself as the center of not one, but two major controversies already this season. Combine that with the Chiefs’ struggles on the field, and you could see why Patrick and Jackson’s relationship might’ve taken a little hit this year.
Obviously brothers fight and, big picture, they’ll inevitably probably be fine. But for now, it does feel like the relationship is a bit icy.