Since Patrick Mahomes guided the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win in five decades, the focus has been on his next deal. It finally came earlier this month as he inked a record-breaking extension that could net more than $500 million. That has put Mahomes in a completely different tax bracket with a contract that is the richest in North American sports history. With that said, the star quarterback has yet to do one thing.
Patrick Mahomes inks record-breaking deal
Throughout the entire the past several months, the expectation was that Patrick Mahomes would hammer out the biggest NFL contract.
That came to fruition a couple of weeks ago with him inking a 10-year extension worth up to $503 million. The complete total can be hit if he reaches the many incentives in his deal. Mahomes has reset the market quarterback market entirely, making roughly $45 million, which adds to the two years remaining on his rookie contract.
His stellar play and success through his first three seasons have earned him the chance to secure this incredible extension. It cements him further as the critical piece of the puzzle for the Chiefs and makes him the franchise’s face for many years to come.
The deal has received rave reactions from his colleagues and teammates praising his record-breaking deal. It’s a contract that changes his entire life forever, but he hasn’t rush do one thing since he inked it.
Patrick Mahomes still hasn’t bought anything since signing his contract
It has been a few weeks since Patrick Mahomes inked his record-breaking extension with the Chiefs.
That is enough time for him to soak in and celebrate the massive life-changing achievement. However, that hasn’t seen him make one a single splurge purchase since he finalized his contract, according to CBSSports.com.
“I haven’t bought anything,” Mahomes told CBSSports.com. “My dad texted me a couple days after the contract: ‘Do you feel any different.’ I said I feel exactly the same. I’m going to be the same person I was before I got the contract and before I got to the NFL — to be the best Patrick Mahomes I can be every single day.”
It’s undoubtedly a massive change to his life, but the reigning league MVP hasn’t indulged in any spending spree. If anything, the deal has motivated him to bring the most out of himself on the football field. He has found success at a promising pace that could see him lead Kansas City to many more Super Bowls.
The contract lifts the bar of expectations to the next level that Mahomes is more than prepared to fulfill.
Ready to live up to expectations
Beyond Patrick Mahomes’ life forever changing due to his massive extension, it sets forth some lofty expectations.
The 24-year-old has proven to one of the league’s best players through his first three years. He’s already the youngest to win both the regular-season MVP award and Super Bowl MVP honors. His new extension places the bar even higher to a level where he will be expected to compete for many more Super Bowls.
Mahomes has made the Chiefs into a powerhouse, but it’s the sustained success that will be judged by his massive contract. The fact that he’s reached this level of performance quite early in his career could mean his best seasons are still ahead. Mahomes has the opportunity to become the league’s greatest player over the next decade-plus.
There is much that can change over that span, but this contract says that the Chiefs are more than confident he can reach that level of excellence.