Patrick Mahomes is off to the greatest start to a career we’ve ever witnessed in the NFL. Next up for the 24-year-old quarterback is a contract extension that might just pay him over $40 million per season.
Kansas City has thrived with Mahomes under center. He’s already taken the team to the AFC Championship twice and won a Super Bowl ring. There’s no doubt that he’s the best quarterback in the NFL at this very moment.
What really helped out the Chiefs the past two seasons was the fact that Mahomes played under a rookie salary. That won’t be the case much longer. During an appearance on PFT Live from the NFL Scouting Combine, Chiefs general manager Brett Veach opened up about contract talks with Mahomes.
“I don’t know if there is a timetable, we have time. He’s going to be the Chiefs quarterback for a long, long time,” Veach told Florio and Simms. “I think the cool thing about Pat and his agent is they realize he’s gonna make a lot of money, no one operates in the sense of taking the extreme team discount, but Pat is also very cognizant of wanting to be in a place like Kansas City and win a lot of Super Bowls. There are some things to help the team to make sure there’s always talent around him. It’ll take time, it’ll get done.”
Whenever the Chiefs pull the trigger on a contract extension, Mahomes will likely become the highest-paid player in the league.
Over the past two years, Mahomes has thrown for 9,412 yards and 76 touchdowns. You can make an argument that he’ll be one of the greatest to ever play when it’s all said and done – if he avoids major injuries.
Paying top dollar to Mahomes does present a challenge for Veach. He’ll have to build an elite roster with less cap flexibility.
We’ll see if Kansas City works out an extension for Mahomes this offseason.