The Kansas City Chiefs made headlines earlier in the offseason for beginning the negotiation process for a potentially historic contract extension with franchise-quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Mahomes agreed to a 10-year contract extension that will keep him on the Chiefs’ salary sheet through the 2031 season. The amount of compensation has yet to be reported but it will be the ‘richest contract in NFL history.’
Coming off a Super Bowl victory, the obvious decision for the Chiefs was to ensure they can keep Mahomes under contract for as long as possible. Managing to agree to a 10-year deal exceeds the most lofty of expectations and achieves the best outcome for Kansas City.
It didn’t take long for Mahomes to take the NFL by storm. Most importantly, he led the Chiefs to a 12-4 record and it took Tom Brady and the New England Patriots overtime to defeat Kansas City in the AFC Championship Game.
The production Mahomes provided the Chiefs during his MVP campaign was nothing short of spectacular. He completed 383 of his 580 pass attempts (66.0% completion rate) for 5,097 passing yards, 50 passing touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.
While Patrick Mahomes didn’t end up posting quite as explosive of numbers in 2019 as he did the year prior, he was still phenomenal. He overcome a dislocated knee cap injury that occurred mid-season and led the Chiefs to an unforgettable Super Bowl run.
UPDATE: Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chiefs have been ‘adamant’ about not tying the compensation on Mahomes’ extension to a percentage of the NFL salary cap. He also noted it will be worth in excess of $400M total.
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