One of the lingering storylines around Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been his upcoming contract extension discussions. Mahomes has put himself in a promising spot with the organization after leading the franchise to win the Super Bowl in just his third year in the league. All that has only ramped up the outside pressure around the franchise to lock-in the reigning Super Bowl MVP to a lucrative long-term deal. Before all of that chatter ramps up, Mahomes’ agent has chimed in with some interesting comments about his client.
Patrick Mahomes’ contract talks
Through his first three years, Mahomes has blown past any expectation laid in front of him.
The 24-year-old has reached the mountaintop quite early in his career while setting numerous NFL records in the process. That includes becoming the youngest player to win both an MVP and Super Bowl.
Mahomes has become a bonafide star in the NFL behind being arguably the best player at his position. He has been the driving force to the Chiefs’ success, which has seen them earn recognition as a powerhouse in the NFL primarily behind their star quarterback.
That has sparked up the conversation around his contract situation as he heads into the fourth year of his rookie deal. Mahomes is anticipated to get a record-breaking payday on his next contract that could reset the entire market at his position. With that in mind, his agent has spent a clear message to Chiefs concerning that matter.
Patrick Mahomes’ agent’s message to the Chiefs
There may not be a set timetable for his next deal, but Mahomes is going to cash in on his extension in historic fashion.
It’s something that the Chiefs have continued to hit at, but have continued to table that conversation publicly. However, that’s not the approach Mahomes’ agent has taken as he made a telling statement about his client’s next contract, according to Matt Verderame of Fansided.
What these comments suggest is that Mahomes could be open to a deal that may not be at the astronomical heights that many believe will be. It shows that he has a clear understanding of how a massive contract could handicap his team’s ability to put together a roster that can continue to compete for Super Bowls.
It doesn’t mean that Mahomes doesn’t want to get a significant pay raise, but that it could be one that falls within in reason to allow the Chiefs to continue to put together a Super Bowl-caliber roster. That alone could shake things up a bit for the benchmark for new deals for quarterbacks moving forward.
What will the Chiefs do with Patrick Mahomes?
It’s still quite early in the process as the Chiefs have no rush in getting a new deal in place with Mahomes.
The reigning Super Bowl MVP is entering the fourth year of his contract that will see the team pick up his fifth-year option. Kansas City has plenty of time to navigate through the situation without any concern.
It also helps that Mahomes has already voiced on several occasions that he wants to remain with the Chiefs throughout his entire career. That should make the contract negotiations a smoother process with a keen mutual interest.
The only question that will remain prevalent is how much will the Chiefs wind up paying their star quarterback. He has certainly earned every penny, and his performance on the field will make his salary well worth it. How these contract talks unfold will be quite telling of what the game plan will be moving forward with the franchise for the foreseeable future.