Cons to Patrick Mahomes’ Contract
This same logic could be applied to Andy Reid. Is there a possibility that Reid and Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy leave the team and a new head coach and offensive coordinator come in and run the team into the ground?
Now, with raw talent like Mahomes, even with a lousy head coach, it is very possible that he will still see moderate success, but if the team was mismanaged enough, it could spell trouble for the young phynom.
There are plenty of teams in the NFL right now that have very talented quarterbacks, but because of poor management or no weapons that talent is being wasted. Last year everyone thought the Cleveland Browns would be one of the perennial powerhouses of the league. They had a young talented quarterback and the roster was loaded with talent at nearly every position.
Because of players not panning out the way everyone hoped they would and very poor management and coaching of the team, the Browns disappointed yet again and Mahomes’ contract wouldn’t look nearly as good were that to happen to the Chiefs.
One of the best sections of Mahomes’ contract, at least for Mahomes himself, is that even if he sustains a career ending injury (knock on wood) he is still guaranteed 140 million, but what if the injury is not career ending?
There have been several quarterbacks who have come back from injury, but never quite achieved the same explosive success that they had before the injury. If Mahomes was to sustain a serious injury that could leave him in such a state, a shadow of his former self, thanks to the “No trade” clause in the contract, the Chiefs would be stuck with him whether they wanted him or not.
Upon first glance, that “no trade” clause looks pretty good, but what if he does sustain an injury that cuts his production in half, or in a few years he begins to decline or regress? I agree, this is extremely unlikely, but not impossible, and if that happens, the Chiefs’ hands will be tied and they are stuck with Mahomes until 2031, for better or worse.