Cons to Patrick Mahomes’ Contract
First off, please know that in my basement/man cave is a Patrick Mahomes jersey. Hanging above it is the Sports Illustrated with him on the cover, next to that is his cereal box, on the mantle is a framed picture of me shaking hands with Mahomes, and the picture is next to a football he signed.
In other words, I love me some Patrick Mahomes, but I must try to be objective here and play devil’s advocate. I openly admit that most of the cons are what if scenarios, but they should be looked at nevertheless.
Those who do not have the unquestioning faith that us Chiefs fans have in Mahomes (and those numbers are dwindling) often point out the weapons he has at his disposal. I addressed in the pros section that the way the contract is structured allows the Chiefs to keep him surrounded with weapons for his entire future in Kansas City, but that is not a complete certainty.
There will come a day where Mahomes doesn’t have Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce to throw to, and when that happens, and the Chiefs start losing games, the massive Mahomes contract may not look so good.
Fans are quick to blame the quarterback, and it will be easy to point the finger at Mahomes, who possibly of no fault of his own, is starting to falter if the Chiefs are unable to surround him with the offensive weapons they hope they will be. It would not be the first time that a team looked unbeatable on paper, but did not pan out that way once they took the field.