Patrick Mahomes has secured the bag. 💰
2020 has been a nightmare for just about everyone unless your name is Pat Mahomes. After leading his Kansas City Chiefs to a win in Super Bowl LIV over the San Fransico 49ers in February, the 24-year-old is being rewarded with a 10-year contract extension, per Adam Schefter.
While the dollar figure was initially unspecified, Schefter later divulged that the deal is worth $450 million with a $140 million injury guarantee and no connection to the salary cap, contrary to what some insiders speculated.
It's also the most lengthy extension across the league by far.
This number makes Mahomes the highest-earning player in league history, placing him above Russell Wilson ($35 million), Ben Roethlisberger ($34 million) and Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million).
Schefter also noted that this decade-long deal will be on top of the two years remaining on his current agreement, meaning he'll be playing at Arrowhead Stadium until 2033.
Before calling in the Brinks truck, Mahomes was going to make $2.8 million this season, according to Over The Cap.
Mahomes surely deserves all the cash coming his way. He was selected 10th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Texas Tech and in his first year as the full-time starter – second overall – won the MVP and Offensive Player of the Year Award, tallying 5,097 passing yards, 50 throwing touchdowns and only 12 interceptions.
Coming off an AFC Championship loss to the Pats that year, Mahomes bounced back in a big way, leading the Chiefs to a 12-4 regular season in 2019 and eventually being named Super Bowl MVP.
Among those who reacted to the news online was quarterback Josh McCown, who has bounced between nine different NFL teams during his career. "Is this better than a 1 year deal with 10 teams?" he jokingly asked his Twitter followers.
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