Patrick Mahomes's Younger Brother Jackson Is a Controversial TikTok Star
Patrick Mahomes's younger brother Jackson is a frequent TikTok user, and people have thoughts about the content he chooses to post.
As one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, most of the headlines about Patrick Mahomes are focused on his performance on the field. But Patrick's little brother, Jackson Mahomes, has made a name for himself off the field and on the apps. TikTok, to be more specific.
Jackson has a million followers on the social media platform, but that doesn't mean everyone is a fan. People have strong feelings about Jackson Mahomes, and they are not afraid to share them.
Jackson Mahomes is a TikTok star, but some aren't a fan.
Jackson Mahomes has built a sizable following for himself on TikTok, and he doesn't shy away from sharing what he gets to experience as the little brother of a football star. He often posts videos of himself dancing and hanging out on the sidelines at games. Recently, he posted a clip of himself standing next to what seems to be a private jet with the caption, "Made it to Arizona" (where the Super Bowl was held).
This behavior has some dubbing him "hateable," and "cringey," a reputation that Jackson seems to be at least somewhat aware of. (His TikTok bio reads, "'Sup, I get bullied a lot but I’m still here.")
Aside from not being everyone's cup of tea, Jackson has also been embroiled in his fair share of actual controversy. He's in a vague social media feud with Barstool Sports's Dave Portnoy (but like, who isn't?). Jackson also poured water on Ravens fans after a 2021 Chiefs loss.
In October of that same year, Jackson formally apologized after filming a TikTok dance on top of former Washington Football Team defensive back Sean Taylor's number, which was painted on the sideline of the field. It was a tribute to Taylor, whose life was cut tragically short after he was shot during a break-in at his home near Miami. His number was being retired that day.
A few people defended Jackson, pointing out that it was actually the Washington organization that had instructed Jackson on where to stand. Others pointed out that, while Jackson may have been told to stand on Sean's number, no one told him that he had to film a video dancing on it.
Many were not looking forward to Jackson's Super Bowl TikToks.
It's safe to say at this point that Jackson Mahomes is a divisive figure, but that hasn't stopped him from being very active on TikTok. As soon as the Chiefs clinched the ALC championship on Jan. 29, 2023, Jackson tweeted, "SUPER BOWL LET'S F--KING GO," to the excitement of very few.
Folks on Twitter had a field day with the Jackson Mahomes jabs. Some even said he was the reason they were rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.
Being the little brother of a superstar athlete is a loaded status, and Jackson Mahomes has certainly taken advantage of his position in more ways than one. He's gained a following and doesn't shy away from the spotlight, and that has proven to be damaging, to an extent. From the content he continues to post, though, it doesn't seem like Jackson Mahomes is all that concerned with what others think of him.