Patrick Mahomes likes ketchup on his steak
Icon Sportswire / Getty

Patrick Mahomes' rise to fame has come with one downside: He's had to cut down on his ketchup intake.

In a feature published Wednesday by ESPN's Seth Wickersham, it was revealed that the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback likes ketchup on his steak, but is too embarrassed to ask for the condiment.

From Wickersham:

The other day, in Mahomes' apartment in the Country Club Plaza neighborhood of Kansas City, his grandfather asked him, "What's it like to be famous?" For one thing, it means he eats less ketchup. He spent most of his life putting ketchup on everything. He would get bottles of it for his birthday. But now that everyone is watching every move he makes, he is sheepish about ordering ketchup. At a restaurant recently, his mom, Randi, recognized an unfilled desire as he dove into a steak. "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.

Now that his secret's out, Mahomes can go back to enjoying ketchup the way he used to.

Patrick Mahomes likes ketchup on his steak
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!
Daily Newsletter
Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox