Report: Chiefs Sign Patrick Mahomes to 10-Year Extension

Report: Chiefs Sign Patrick Mahomes to 10-Year Extension

by July 6, 2020 0 comments

The Kansas City Chiefs and star quarterback Patrick Mahomes have agreed to a contract extension that will set a whole new precedent for signal-caller deals in the future.

The fourth-year sensation put pen to paper on a 10-year extension that keeps him in Kansas City through 2031, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

Although full terms are unknown, the agreement will make Mahomes the highest-paid player in NFL history, giving him north of $400 million when all is said and done. Some have speculated that the deal could be tied to the salary cap, meaning that Mahomes’s salary would increase when the salary cap level increases.

With two years left on his current deal, the new 10-year pact means that Mahomes has 12 more years before he becomes a free agent for the first time in his career.

The Texas Tech product was drafted 10th overall in the 2017 draft after nine other teams passed on him. The breakdown of the first 10 picks in that draft are as follows:


Drafted Players Table
Misc Approx Val Passing Rushing Receiving
Rnd Pick Tm Player Pos Age To AP1 PB St CarAV DrAV G Cmp Att Yds TD Int Att Yds TD Rec Yds TD Solo Int Sk College/Univ
1 1 CLE Myles Garrett DE 21 2019 0 1 3 22 22 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 30.5 Texas A&M College Stats
1 2 CHI Mitchell Trubisky QB 23 2019 0 1 3 27 27 41 811 1280 8554 48 29 157 862 7 0 0 0 North Carolina College Stats
1 3 SFO Solomon Thomas DE 22 2019 0 0 2 14 14 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 73 6.0 Stanford College Stats
1 4 JAX Leonard Fournette RB 22 2019 0 0 3 20 20 36 0 0 0 0 0 666 2631 17 134 1009 2 LSU College Stats
1 5 TEN Corey Davis WR 22 2019 0 0 3 14 14 42 0 0 0 0 0 6 55 0 142 1867 6 West. Michigan College Stats
1 6 NYJ Jamal Adams S 21 2019 1 2 3 28 28 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 210 2 12.0 LSU College Stats
1 7 LAC Mike Williams WR 22 2019 0 0 1 15 15 41 0 0 0 0 0 8 30 1 103 1760 12 Clemson College Stats
1 8 CAR Christian McCaffrey RB 21 2019 1 1 3 38 38 48 1 3 50 1 0 623 2920 24 303 2523 15 Stanford College Stats
1 9 CIN John Ross WR 22 2019 0 0 1 5 5 24 0 0 0 0 0 8 25 0 49 716 10 Washington College Stats
1 10 KAN Patrick Mahomes QB 21 2019 1 2 2 39 39 31 724 1099 9412 76 18 110 500 4 0 0 0 Texas Tech College Stats

Mahomes earned the victory in his NFL debut (his lone appearance in 2017) but failed to throw a touchdown. While fans were still optimistic, some critics had doubts about Mahomes’s ability to limit interceptions. All of those doubts diminished, however, once he took over at quarterback in 2018 following the departure of Alex Smith.

Mahomes’s 2018 season was one for the history books as he went on to being named a First-Team All-Pro. He was also selected to his first Pro Bowl. He went 12-4 and led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship before ultimately falling to the Patriots in overtime. During the regular season, he made 16 starts and completed 383 of 580 attempts for 5,097 yards. He led the league in both touchdowns (50) and touchdowns per pass attempt (8.6 percent). He threw 12 interceptions. He also showcased his work on the ground, accumulating 60 carries for 272 yards and a pair of scores.

Mahomes avoided the Madden curse in 2019 as he was selected to the Pro Bowl again and even helped the Chiefs win their first Super Bowl in five decades. During the regular season, he made 12 starts while missing four games due to injury. Nonetheless, he completed 319 passes on 484 attempts for 4,031 yards and 26 touchdowns. On the ground, he added 43 rushes for 218 yards and two more scores.

It will be fascinating to analyze the terms of this mega-deal once they are announced. All in all, though, let us recognize how incredible it is that Patrick Mahomes just became the highest-paid player in football history after just two years in the league.

It’s safe to say the Chiefs made the right choice on April 27, 2017.

Andersen is a teenage sportswriter and reporter whose articles have appeared across the Prime Time Sports Talk, Sports Illustrated Kids, FantasyPros, and SB Nation platforms. He has also received credit from RotoWorld, CBS Sports, ESPN, Bleacher Report, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, The Athletic, SB Nation, NBC Sports, NY Post, and dozens of other sports sites for his reporting work.

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