The latest Chiefs news to drop is that Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed on a new, ten-year deal. Ten more years of Mahomes in Kansas City, baby!
I don’t think many of us expected the Chiefs quarterback to sign a deal that would keep him in Kansas City for the next decade, but that’s exactly what happened.
As Adam Schefter noted in several of his tweets, Mahomes already had two years remaining on his deal, so this contract is really a 12-year deal now. No one is surprised that the Chiefs are keeping Mahomes for this long because look at the damage he’s done in just two full seasons behind the wheel.
During those two seasons, Mahomes has won a league MVP title (2018), a Super Bowl (2019), and Super Bowl MVP (2019) while helping lead the team to back-to-back AFC title games. He also helped win the team their first Super Bowl in five decades.
So yeah, Mahomes was most definitely worth this kind of contract.
While the money hasn’t been released yet, it’s going to be a mega contract and more than likely, this will make things nearly impossible to keep Chris Jones in Kansas City moving forward. It’d be nice to keep both players, but when it comes down to it, Mahomes is the quarterback and he’s going to get the money first. This isn’t anything new.
The Kansas City Chiefs took a risk when they traded up to the tenth overall pick in 2017 to grab Mahomes and to say it’s panned out would be an understatement. Mahomes has taken the league by storm and now he’ll be the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs for the next decade.
Look out, rest of the league. The Chiefs aren’t going anywhere.