Patrick Mahomes Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) talks to media after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Twitter and Elon Musk recently announced that the social network company would be ending legacy verified accounts and that if anyone wanted to retain their blue checkmark, they would have to pay for Twitter Blue.

While Musk has since softened his stance on companies, the controversial billionaire and Twitter CEO had dug his heels in regarding individuals and maintains that they will still need to pay $8/month to maintain their verification status.

This has taken Twitter by storm and has led to many celebrities and professional athletes spoofing the idea. That includes Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who retweeted LeBron James’s tweet about not paying for the monthly fee and made an off-hand comment about potentially losing his verification status.

“When are they taking away our check?” Mahomes jokingly tweeted.

One of Mahomes’ teammates — Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling — quoted his quarterback’s tweet, asking for him to “Pay the $8 for the guys.”

Mahomes was quick to fire off a witty response, as the 27-year-old quarterback now has two kids with his wife, Brittany. And despite his massive contract, he’s not going to be paying $8 monthly for 51 other teammates and Valdes-Scantling.

We’ll have to see how this plays out, but Twitter becomes a much different place if athletes like Patrick Mahomes and LeBron James don’t maintain their verification status in the coming days.

[Patrick Mahomes]

About Sam Neumann

Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.