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Kansas City star player Patrick Mahomes reveals his thoughts on hopeful Louis Rees-Zammit

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has hailed former Wales wing Louis Rees-Zammit as an “unreal” athlete who “never drops the football”.

For those less familiar with the NFL, Mahomes ranks as the third-highest paid quarterback in the league in terms of total guaranteed contract money.

At just 28 years old, he is already considered one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. Mahomes is set to earn $208m (£162m) between 2023 and 2026.

“We’re starting him at running back,” explained Mahomes.

“He’ll do a lot of special team stuff, and he can actually catch. So it looks different. He catches it like he’s catching a rugby (ball), but he never drops the football, so you don’t complain about it.

“And I think what’s been the best part about it is he works his tail off.

“The athletic ability is unreal. He’s got the toughness, but until he gets in the game and understands how to move and how to use that athletic ability, you don’t know exactly where he’s at. But [when] he’s in space, man, he can make stuff happen.”

Louis Rees-Zammit’s dating history includes Premier League legends daughter and famous YouTuber

Six months have passed since Louis Rees-Zammit swapped the rugby pitch for the gridiron, chasing his NFL dream with the Kansas City Chiefs. The journey has been nothing short of exhilarating for the Welsh sensation.

After an intensive 10-week training program, Rees-Zammit signed with the Chiefs and is now eyeing a spot on the final 53-man roster. His rise in the sporting world has been meteoric, capturing the attention of fans and media alike.

But it’s not just his professional life making headlines. Rees-Zammit’s personal life has also been a hot topic, featuring relationships with high-profile personalities, from a Premier League legend’s daughter to a famous YouTuber and a notable model/DJ.

Alicia Scholes

In December 2019, before his international debut for Wales, Rees-Zammit posted a photo of himself playing for Gloucester. Alicia Scholes, daughter of football legend Paul Scholes, humorously suggested an England debut was imminent, despite Rees-Zammit’s Welsh roots. He firmly replied, “Wales*”.

In a BBC interview, Rees-Zammit spoke about his past relationship with Alicia, a professional netball player for London Pulse. He revealed the light-hearted attempts by her father to sway him towards England, which he steadfastly resisted.

Alicia and her father Paul found themselves in the spotlight in 2021 due to a viral video that led to playful banter among rival supporters.