KANSAS CITY, Missouri (KETK) – Whitehouse alum Patrick Mahomes’ new deal will be the richest contract in professional sports history according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
He has signed a $450 million ten-year extension with an injury guarantee of $140 million.
With two seasons left on his current deal, the Whitehouse alum and reigning Super Bowl MVP is set to make $477.6 million over the next 12 years per the report, but could make an additional $25 million in performance bonuses bringing the totality of his contract to a potential $503 million.
Mahomes’ long-time trainer Bobby Stroup, owner of APEC, who’s worked with him since he was in the fourth grade, says this is a gratifying moment for the 24-year old and his family.
“I just think it’s a huge thing for him and his entire family. I mean they’ve just been through so much and to see him mature from a young kid to what he’s done in the NFL, he deserves all of it. And it’s pretty cool to be a small part of it,” said Stroup.
He added that it wouldn’t surprise him to see Mahomes give back a little bit more with this opportunity.
“Patrick has always been somebody that looks for ways to give and wouldn’t expect this to be in any way different. So I would expect for him to make a huge impact on his communities as he’s doing with his foundation and through other ways as well,” Stroup explained.
Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said, “This is a significant moment for our franchise and for the Chiefs Kingdom.”
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and former East Texas standout Patrick Mahomes is now a household name across the country and now has a contract that shows it.
The 24-year-old has reportedly agreed to a 10-year extension that would keep him in KC through 2031.
The largest contract in history had belonged to Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who has a $150 million deal with Atlanta that he signed in May of 2018 for five years.
Mahomes, fresh off a comeback Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco, has lit up stadiums with video-game like numbers over his first two years as a full-time starter.
In just two years, he has thrown for nearly 9,500 yards along with 76 touchdowns and just 18 interceptions. He has a 25-7 career record in the regular season and is 4-1 in the playoffs with his only defeat in overtime at the 2019 AFC Championship Game against Tom Brady in New England.
Mahomes was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft just three years ago after playing at Texas Tech. Before his arrival, the franchise had just one playoff win the past 25 years and had not been to the Super Bowl in half a century.
Before playing for the Red Raiders, Mahomes was the starter for Whitehouse High School his junior and senior year where he slung nearly 100 touchdowns in just two years but it almost didn’t end up that way.
Before his junior year, Mahomes went to his mom and said he was thinking about not playing football that upcoming season. His mother however convinced him to stay with it and he was eventually named the starter.
In the eight years since, he is now an NFL MVP, a Super Bowl champion and a Super Bowl MVP. And now, a Texas-sized load of cash to go with it.