The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly agreed to a 10-season contract with quarterback Patrick Mahomes that would become the richest deal in NFL history, reported ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Sources informed Schefter the deal would be worth up to $ 503 million. Sources also informed Schefter that the agreement contains $ 477 million that can be guaranteed through different mechanisms, and there are provisions that would allow Mahomes to exit the agreement in case those mechanisms are not followed.
The warranty against injury in the contract amounts to $ 140 million, a source told Schefter.RELATED
The agreement would link him to the team until the 2031 campaign.
The team had previously stated their intentions to sign a long-term agreement with the quarterback, but had indicated that they may have to wait until the end of the season.
Mahomes is coming off a season in which he led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win in 50 years, being named the MVP of the 31-21 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.
TDs per pass 891 ° Pass yards 10.6021 ° Triumphs 271 ° Total QBR791 ° Yards per attempt 8.51 ° – ESPN Stats & Information
Mahomes became the youngest quarterback to be named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, helping the Chiefs erase a 10-point deficit by leading three touchdown series. He finished with 26 completes of 42 attempts for 286 yards with three total touchdowns (two per pass, one rushing), two interceptions and a passer rating of 78.6. He joined Tom Brady (Super Bowl XLIX) and Terry Bradshaw (XIV) as the only players to be named MVP of the Super Bowl despite throwing multiple interceptions.
Kansas City selected Mahomes in the first round of the 2017 draft, with the tenth overall turn, coming out of Texas Tech. Mahomes started just one game as a rookie, but was uncovered in 2018 with a season of 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns.
They were promoted in draft order to choose Mahomes. He stayed on the bench for most of his rookie season behind then-starter Alex Smith, starting only at the end of the season when the Chiefs rested their starters.
The Chiefs sent Smith to the Washington Redskins via trade before the start of the following season, making Mahomes a starter. In that 2018 season, Mahomes was named Most Valuable Player of the season.
Mahomes was about to start the fourth year of a rookie contract that was supposed to pay him a base salary of $ 825,000 in 2020. As a first-round pick, the Chiefs also retained an option to the fifth-year contract over the quarterback, by 2021. , which became valid last April, According to Schefter, the new agreement adds 10 years to the two remaining from its original agreement, so it is linked to the organization for the following 12 seasons.
Overall, Mahomes has thrown for 9,412 yards with 76 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in 31 regular season games. In five playoff appearances, he has thrown for 1,474 yards with 13 touchdowns and two interceptions.