The Kansas City Royals have announced Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes as the newest member of the team's ownership group.

"We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner in the ownership group of this franchise," said John Sherman, Chairman, CEO and principal owner. "Along with the rest of Kansas City, I have watched Patrick compete and become an extraordinary leader, both on and off the football field."

Mahomes' father, Pat, spent 11 seasons as a pitcher in the Major Leagues.