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Refuting Colin Cowherd’s list of why KC Chiefs won’t win five more titles

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: President Mark Donovan of the Kansas City Chiefs receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: President Mark Donovan of the Kansas City Chiefs receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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Reasons Cowherd doesn’t believe in KC Chiefs: Number 1 – Highest paid quarterbacks don’t win Super Bowls

Cowherd states that the last time the highest paid quarterback in the league won a Super Bowl was in 1994 (Steve Young of the 49ers) and hasn’t happened since. He states that because Patrick Mahomes and Chris Jones got paid, now the offensive line, the secondary, and other areas of the team will all struggle.

"“Once Mahomes starts making money, you won’t be winning these championships anymore”"

Rebuttal:

If there is one thing that annoys me during a debate, it is when someone uses the fact that something has never happened, or doesn’t happen very often, to say why it can’t happen.

First, simply put, how many of those highest paid quarterbacks were Mahomes?

Maybe I am missing the point of his argument here, but it seems like he is saying that the Chiefs have tied up so much money in their star players, they won’t be able to afford other players that are also assential to a win, such as offensive linemen or players in the secondary.

While he would be right, the Chiefs have already thought of that. The front office is clearly planning for the distant future as well as the immediate future, and by signing Mahomes to a contract that isn’t tied to the cap, that guarantees their ability to surround Mahomes with the necessary tools to be successful.

This isn’t only for position players like receivers and running backs, but in linemen and defenders as well. Brett Veach is a savvy enough business man to know not to tie all his funds up in one or two assets, and that is what he has done here. He has tied up his quarterback, and as long as Mahomes is on the field, the Chiefs will always have a chance.

He has also tied up one of the leaders of the defense in Chris Jones for at least the next four or five years, and still has some to store away for a rainy day to make sure that Mahomes will be protected by a solid offensive line and a secondary that will keep the other team from scoring to much.