Heinz Offers Patrick Mahomes Free Ketchup for Life If He Throws 57 TDs in 2018

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 11:  Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs drops back to pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half on November 11, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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Patrick Mahomes' love of ketchup has prompted Heinz to present the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback with some additional motivation for the final stretch of the 2018 season.

After learning Mahomes puts ketchup on his steak, Heinz offered to give him a lifetime supply of the condiment if he finishes this season with 57 touchdown passes:

Heinz Ketchup @HeinzKetchup_US

Hey @patrickmahomes5, you give us 57 touchdowns, we’ll give you Heinz on your steak for life. https://t.co/UeZdmMZUnv

ESPN The Magazine's Seth Wickersham recently uncovered Mahomes' deep love of ketchup during an interaction with Mahomes' mother at a restaurant. 

"At a restaurant recently, his mom, Randi, recognized an unfilled desire as he dove into a steak," Wickersham wrote. "'Just ask for it,' Randi said. 'I know you want it.' Patrick wouldn't. So she asked for the ketchup and slipped it to him."

Per Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star, Mahomes also puts ketchup on macaroni and cheese.

Now, Mahomes' teammates are getting in on the ketchup-as-a-universal-condiment action, too. They're calling it the #PatMahomesChallenge:

Brooke Pryor @bepryor

The Chiefs are going to give Mahomes grief over this ketchup thing for a while and I’m absolutely here for it From Sammy Watkins’ Instagram: https://t.co/gBn7ytzPYN

Gehrig Dieter @GehrigDieter

#PatMahomesChallenge https://t.co/1IEeRz34Ch

Among the many takeaways from this bombshell, has anyone proven Mahomes isn't the long-lost sibling of Julian McGrath from the Adam Sandler movie Big Daddy

There's also the potential conflict for Heinz in this situation. How will Pittsburgh Steelers fans feel walking through the gates at Heinz Field if the company is giving free ketchup to a quarterback their team could possibly face in the AFC playoffs?

The good news for Heinz is Mahomes isn't likely to pull it off. He would need to throw 26 touchdown passes in the final six games to hit 57 this season.