It has come to be all but expected for Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes to be in line for a record-breaking deal on his upcoming extension. Mahomes has quickly proven to be arguably the best quarterback in the league, especially after guiding the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win in five decades. There is plenty of momentum toward the chatter that he will reset the entire market for the quarterback position with what could likely be a deal that is worth well north of $200 million. That is a belief that former NFL wide receiver and current analyst Cris Collinsworth has of the entire situation.
Patrick Mahomes’ contract situation
It has been nothing short of a remarkable start to Mahomes‘ NFL career as he has been off to a historic pace.
He has become the youngest player to win both a regular-season MVP award and Super Bowl MVP honors before age 25. Mahomes has firmly earned the recognition as a bonafide star and franchise quarterback that the Chiefs can build around and find continued success for the next decade-plus.
Since this topic has begun to gain traction, he has stayed the course of voicing his desire to play his entire career in Kansas City. The only question that continues to linger is how much he will make on his next contract. That has all led one prominent NFL analyst to hold a strong belief about what Mahomes will receive on his expected upcoming mega deal.
Cris Collinsworth envisions Patrick Mahomes making $50 million annually
At this point, it’s hard not to envision Mahomes garnering a record-breaking extension from the Chiefs.
The 24-year-old skyrocketed to the top of the list after he has put forth an incredible start to his career. There may not be a timetable for when the Chiefs will work out a new deal with Mahomes. Still, Collinsworth recently voiced during an interview with 41 Action News that he’d be shocked if the star quarterback received anything less than a $50 million annual salary. (H/T
“There’s no question he’s going to be the highest-paid player in the history of the league …,” Collinsworth said of Mahomes. “If it comes in at anything less than $50 million (per year), I’d be really surprised.”
That number would put Mahomes around $15 million than the current highest mark held by Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson at $35 million per season in his four-year, $140 million deal. What is also interesting to note is that the average spending at the position around the league is $18.6 million annually, which outside of the roughly $47 million that the Indianapolis Colts have committed to four players, no team tops more than $35.1 million for the 2020 season.
There haven’t been any concrete numbers as far as much the reigning Super Bowl MVP could make, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility he could net that massive annual total. There is keen mutual interest on both sides, which should make the process smoother to keep Mahomes in a Chiefs uniform for quite a long time.
What type of deal will Patrick Mahomes ink with Chiefs?
There are plenty of numbers being thrown out regarding how much Mahomes will earn on his next deal, which has the assumption it will all be at a record-breaking amount.
He has voiced that he wants a contract that works for both sides with him getting what he’s looking for, but at the same time not capping the team from maintaining or adding talent to their roster to compete for a Super Bowl. The middle ground will more likely fall well beyond Wilson’s annual salary.
Regardless of where the two sides head, it’s going to be an extension that will reset the market at the position as Mahomes should undoubtedly become the league’s first player to net a contract worth $200 million.