There’s a new man at the top of the pecking order of NFL players. Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs is getting a contract extension for 10 years, which qualifies him as one of the most prominent players of the NFL.
Given the fact that he still has two more years to go on his current contract, the extension is seen as a guarantee that the Chiefs will hang onto the man who took them to the Super Bowl last year for the first time in more than five decades. The MVP has to feel good about his prospects.
Mahomes Contract Shows Chiefs Ambition
The Chiefs are a highly competitive team and, this coming season, they are ready to compete against any team. The contract signed by Patrick Mahomes is worth $503 million, making this one of the most wanted and privileged players in the league. On top of that, because of the Super Bowl LIV last season, the Chiefs and their fans must have high expectations this coming season 2020.
Mahomes is one of the favorite guys of the NFL because he also won the Super Bowl MVP last season, 2019. He also reached an indisputable career score; as a quarterback he threw 76 touchdown passes with only 17 interceptions in the previous two seasons. Without a doubt, the QB has a great potential and he is quite a promising figure for the Chiefs.
Chiefs To Show Off Against The Pats Early
Many people say that Mahomes is now the best player in the NFL and his team is still a strong opponent for the New England Patriots. If everything goes well, NFL fans hope that Mahomes gets another Super Bowl title, and the chances are good because the Chiefs have had one of the highest-scoring offenses in the NFL in the last two seasons. However, the Patriots are still a top contender; they have shown themselves as a great and hard team to defeat.
According to the 2020 schedule season, the KC Chiefs will compete against the Pats in a Week 4 matchup at Arrowhead Stadium. Most likely, this game will be one of the most viewed by football fans. It is expected that these two rival teams will play more games through the length of Mahomes’ reported deal.
Mahomes Contract Makes Him NFL’s Wealthiest Active Player
On the other hand, this has been a great year for Mahomes because the value of the contract he signed has surpassed that of Seahawks’ Russell Wilson. This actually turns Mahomes into the highest-paid player in the league.
According to Ian Rapaport from the NFL Network, this does not mean that Mahomes became the best-paid player in NFL history, but his deal shattered precedents in a way that surpasses Wilson’s contract by more than $10 million per year. Undoubtedly, this turns Mahomes into the best-paid athlete in any league at the present time, even excelling MLB outfielder Mike Trout’s contract signed back in 2019.
This has been an awesome year for Mahomes, and maybe he can expect more good things to come for him and his extraordinary team. Rapoport also mentioned that the contract Mahomes signed contemplates a no-trade clause, which means that he cannot be traded to other teams without his consent.
Mahomes’ contract will keep him with the Chiefs until the 2031 season and, under this deal, he will make $27.6 million for the next two seasons with the Chiefs. Mahomes turns 25 this September, so his salary isn’t too shabby for a 24-year-old. That’s just another reason for him to be happy and proud of his hard work and commitment as an exceptional NFL player, and to be able to look forward to a long and successful career.
NFL Season Schedule Imminent
On the subject of NFL football, Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network states that the NFL and the players union are supposed to have a conference call today to discuss the issues and a possible schedule for the training camps that must follow the regulations of the Collective Bargaining Agreement established back in March.
Protocols like how the teams are going to meet, how much contact among the players is going to be allowed and the adequate testing of the coronavirus need to be discussed in the online meeting so the teams and the union can proceed to the next step and resume the league season, hopefully on time.