The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback begins the new season with an extension of his bond and the record salary for an athlete in the United States.
NFL 2020 | American Football Practical Guide
When on the first day of September 2020 Patrick Mahomes received the ring with 255 diamonds and 36 rubies that credits him as champion of the National Football League (NFL), the stage in which he was one of the lowest paid quarterbacks in American football was also ended, since the new American star will begin, the moment the next season gets underway, playing under the conditions of the best contract ever, which will join him for ten years with the Kansas City Chiefs.
In February, Super Bowl with an annual salary of $ 4,479,776, placing him thirty-second on the list of contracts for NFL quarterbacks, given that the one he had signed in 2017, in his rookie year, for which he had committed for four years in exchange for US $ 16,425,786, was still in force.
The Texan, however, played that night in Miami with the pretense of a superstar, which not only earned him the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the final against San Francisco 49ers, but also opened the doors for a multi-million dollar renovation with Kansas City, which accelerated in the negotiations.
So, Mahomes signed a ten-year contract extension with the Chiefs in exchange for $ 503 million.. The mark set by the 24-year-old athlete surpasses that set by baseball player Mike Trout who, in 2016, secured US $ 426.5 million over a 12-year period, when he signed for the Los Angeles Angels, of the major baseball leagues. .
According to his agent Leigh Steinberg, Mahomes “obtains 477 million in guarantee mechanisms and the ability to have external guarantee mechanisms if they are not exercised” and the contract does not establish “any commercial clause.” “First half a billion for a player in the history of the sport. History”, he stressed.
The link It also guarantees Mahomes a retirement insurance of 140 million dollars, the figure that he would receive in the event that he is injured and cannot play any game.
As he still has two years of his contract to complete -for which he will charge 37.6 million dollars-, added to the 10 of the extension agreed today, Mahomes will stay the next 12 seasons in Kansas City.
“Since joining the Chiefs a few years ago, Patrick has become one of the most prolific athletes in all sports. With his dynamic game and infectious personality, he is one of the most recognized and beloved figures to ever wear. our uniform. This contract marks a significant moment for our franchise, “said Clark Hunt, executive director of the team.
Patrick Lavon Mahomes II celebrated publicly with a simple message on his social networks. “Here to stay! He wrote on Twitter, along with a video in which he recalls his short but successful story with the Kansas team. With this extension, he surpassed Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who receives $ 35 million per season..
Mahomes is considered one of the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL of the current generation and in his third season as a professional he led the Chiefs to the Super Bowl, with a 31-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers. .
In February’s Miami game, he threw touchdown passes in back-to-back fourth-quarter series to command his team’s comeback on the way to its first title in 50 years. His performance earned him the Most Valuable Player award for that final. So, became the first quarterback in history to win an NFL MVP of the season and a Super Bowl win before his 25th birthday.
Mahomes, the owner of an unusual talent, will be committed to Kansas City at least until he is 36 years old, so it is considered that he could complete his career in the franchise.
“His skills are very rare and pairing them with an incredible personality is outstanding. We will continue to do our best to surround him with talent and this agreement gives us more flexibility to do so. Obviously, he is an integral part of our success and we are extremely excited to see him. make him our quarterback for a long time, “said Brett Veach, the team’s general manager.
The Chiefs had exercised the fifth-year option on Mahomes’ rookie contract in April, ensuring his services until at least 2021. But for the team, ensuring the permanence of their quarterback beyond next year was a priority.
Mahomes was chosen by the Chiefs in 10th place in the first round of the 2017 draft. and he spent a year acclimating to the NFL before landing. With his place on the team secured, he proceeded to break virtually every record for a player at his position in franchise history.
The Buffalo Bills had traded the 10th overall pick with the Chiefs for their first-round and third-round picks in that draft, and the first of 2018. He was the first quarterback selected by the Chiefs in the first round since they selected Todd. Blackledge as the seventh overall in 1983.