Super Bowl champion and MVP Patrick Mahomes has reportedly agreed to a massive 10-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The contract will keep him a tenured Chief through the 2031 season.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news via Twitter on Monday afternoon. The contract will be worth up to $450 million, the richest deal in NFL history.
Chiefs and QB Patrick Mahomes have reached agreement on a 10-year — 10-year! — contract extension that ties him to Kansas City through the 2031 season, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 6, 2020
Mahomes earned the contract through some of the most impressive first and secon year quarterback play the NFL has ever seen.
In 2018, his first full year as a starter, he threw for over 5,000 yards and a league-leading 50 touchdowns. He led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship, and took the Patriots to overtime. His 2019 numbers were still impressive, if not completely shocking, with over 4,000 yards and 26 touchdowns to only five interceptions. Those numbers were achieved despite missing two games due to injury.
That season culminated in a Super Bowl LIV victory and a Super Bowl MVP to go along with his 2018 NFL MVP trophy. The Chiefs are, again, among the heaviest favorites to take home the Lombardi Trophy in 2020.
With Mahomes locked up for ten years, NFL fans can expect to see the Chiefs at the top of Super Bowl odds for years to come.
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