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After Gronk Makes Millions, Patrick Mahomes is the NFL’s Next NFT Star

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is releasing an NFT art collection called “The Museum of Mahomes.”

UPDATE 3/18: Mahomes sold $3.4 million in NFTs! As Darren Rovell notes at The Action Network, the Chiefs QB sold over 500 art pieces in 20 minutes. The 1-of-1 unique item is up for auction until Friday evening.

Chiefs quarterback, Super Bowl champ, and league MVP Patrick Mahomes just found his next challenge: jumping into the burgeoning NFT market with his own virtual art gallery.

“The Museum of Mahomes” will launch March 17th on digital art marketplace MakersPlace, with prices ranging from $2,500 to as high as $15,000. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the quarterback’s foundation, 15 and the Mahomies, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Missouri.

Mahomes signed a 10-year deal worth up to $503 million last offseason, making him the highest-paid athlete in North American sports history. The 25 year-old wants to keep blazing trails in all aspects of his life, so this venture into the world of non-fungible tokens is a fitting one.

“I’m looking to break boundaries and make history on and off the field,” Mahomes said. “That’s the great thing about being an athlete these days, you have so many outlets and opportunities to expand your brand and make an impact.”

The Mahomes announcement comes after his Super Bowl LVII counterpart, Rob Gronkowski, generated more than $1.8 million in sales through his own NFT trading card auction last week on the OpenSea platform. Similar to Gronk, Mahomes is offering limited edition artwork in addition to a final, one-of-a-kind piece that will be revealed on the day of the auction.

Gronkowksi’s 1-of-1 NFT sold for roughly $430,000 (229 Ether), leaving the imagination to wander as to what a one-of-a-kind digital Mahomes collectible could fetch. On top of the mystery NFT, Mahomes will also offer 50 digital, limited-edition jewel-encrusted footballs and helmets for $15,000 each.

Much like the incredible start to his football career, Mahomes wants to make his presence known in the crypto space. “I always want to know that I gave my best effort to anything I do, so that definitely drives me to want to succeed,” he said.

And the guy’s track record is one big reason to believe that this latest venture is a success in the making.