Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is now the most popular and highest-paid football player in the world, and there are some strong reactions to the news. Moments after reports surfaced that he and the reigning Super Bowl champions agreed to a 10-year extension, the richest in history, reactions from his teammates, fans and Chiefs Kingdom Twitter were aplenty.
Over the past two seasons with Kansas City, Mahomes has completed nearly 66% of his passes, resulting in 76 touchdowns and only 18 interceptions in the regular season. This title-winning postseason, Mahomes tossed 10 touchdowns against just two interceptions while leading Kansas City to a come-from-behind win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. The former Texas Tech product turns 25 in September.
Details of Mahomes’ Contract Revealed
Shortly after Schefter first broke the news, the details of No. 15’s contract was revealed. At $450 million, it makes the Texas native the highest paid athlete in sports history.
Mahomes will also have an impressive $140 million injury guarantee.
Chiefs general manager Brett Veach was adamant on making Mahomes a Chief for life in April. Considering he’ll be at Arrowhead Stadium until at least 35, Veach is a man of his word.
“I would like to think that we’re fairly confident, and we have a lot of time,” Veach said, via NFL.com’s Jelani Scott. “(They’re) cornerstones in this organization. We do have some time, and now that the draft is over, and the free agency period here with the pandemic and the virtual draft, there was certainly a lot of distractions. But now that this is behind us here, we have a window now that we can kind of reset as an organization”
In addition, NFL Network’s Jesse Palmer added Kansas City’s front office were serious about putting pen to paper before training camp for the title defense campaign began.
Let the Kansas City Chiefs dynasty begin.