Throughout the last few months since Super Bowl 54, the attention Patrick Mahomes has been on his next deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. Mahomes has continued to reiterate his strong desire to remain with the franchise throughout his career. That has kept steady traction toward an extension getting done at some point soon. It shifted the conversation to a matter of if not when he would secure a record-breaking deal with Kansas City, and that time has finally come this offseason.
Patrick Mahomes’ ascension to stardom
Since becoming the Chiefs’ full-time starting quarterback in his second season, it has been nothing but a quick rise to the top for Patrick Mahomes.
It has seen him set numerous records along the way, such as becoming the youngest to not only win the regular-season MVP award but also youngest to earn both that honor and the Super Bowl MVP. He is the only quarterback in league history to record at least 5,000 passing yards in both college and the NFL.
Mahomes is also alongside future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning as the only NFL players to have 50 touchdown passes and 5,000 passing yards in a single season. Among other accolades, he is the fastest to amass 4,000 passing yards and 40 touchdown passes (13 games), and 7,500 passing yards (24 games).
Beyond that, he has become the face of the league with a bright future ahead of him that could include many more Vince Lombardi trophies to add to his collection. The star quarterback now has a record-breaking deal to add to the list.
Patrick Mahomes secures record-breaking deal with Chiefs
Throughout much of the offseason, there has been ongoing chatter that the Chiefs were working their way toward a lofty extension with Patrick Mahomes.
There hadn’t been much in the way of dialogue from both sides, but the two sides have finally reached an agreement on a record-breaking 10-year extension worth north of $400 million, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes have reached agreement on a 10-year contract extension that ties him to Kansas City through the 2031 season, league sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Before the contract extension, Mahomes still had two years left on his rookie deal that included a fifth-year option for the 2021 season that was picked up back in April. That now puts him under a contract that extends through the next 12 seasons.
It puts to bed any concern of the extension talks bleeding into the 2020 season while securing his services for the next decade-plus in Kansas City.
Patrick Mahomes’ ripple effect
The Chiefs have taken care of the contract of their biggest piece to the puzzle ahead of the 2020 campaign. Kansas City has their face of the franchise locked in for the next decade.
It’s a deal that will have a significant impact outside of the franchise as a few other notable quarterbacks are primed for a new lucrative contract. Dak Prescott has made it quite clear this offseason that he wants a significant extension as the timing of Mahomes’ deal could put substantial pressure on the Dallas Cowboys to get a contract done before the July 15 deadline for players on the franchise tag for the 2020 season.
Meanwhile, there has been ongoing chatter between the Houston Texans and Deshaun Watson regarding a new extension this offseason. The rumors around Watson is that he’s looking for a three-year extension, which Mahomes’ deal could put that annual number through the roof.
Mahomes’ new contract will go far beyond that with other quarterbacks in the next couple of years, such as Lamar Jackson, that should see a significant payday ahead.