Former East Texas legend Patrick Mahomes has become the NFL’s biggest star of the 2018 season and it could land him a very large paycheck down the road.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chiefs are expected to extend Mahomes’ contract after the 2019 season and he says the Whitehouse native could land the league’s first ever $200 million contract.
Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes expected to sign a record deal when eligible in 2020 that shapes up as the NFL’s first $200 million contract, per sources.https://t.co/S5mSjOSMke— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 20, 2019
It is expected to be even larger than hte contract Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers signed last season that pays an average $33 million a year.
The one caveat is that in the NFL contracts are not fully guarenteed, unlike Major League Baseball or the NBA. There will have to be negotiations on how the contract will be structured.
Another potential obstacle down the road is that the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire after the 2021 season and that could affect negotiations for how money is distributed over different years.
Mahomes threw for 50 touchdown passes in the regular season along with over 5,000 yards. The Chiefs went 12-4 during the year and host the New England Patriots in AFC Championship game today at 5:40 p.m.
The Chiefs will be playing for their first Super Bowl appearence since 1970.