Chiefs will begin contract talks with Patrick Mahomes this summer

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The Chiefs want to sign Patrick Mahomes to a long-term contract sooner than later. They thus will begin contract talks with Mahomes’ agent sooner than later.

“The negotiations are something we’ll be getting into this summer,” Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said on a Facebook Live event with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “But what he has said and what we’ve said, both sides, is he wants to be a Kansas City Chief for life, and that’s our mentality as well. We want him to play his entire career in Kansas City, and that’s what we’re going to be shooting for.”

Mahomes is entering the fourth year of his rookie deal, set to count $5.3 million against the salary cap with an $825,000 base salary. It is a safe bet the quarterback will become the league’s highest-paid player when the deal is signed.

The only question is: When does it get done?

Mahomes, 24, won league MVP honors in his first season as a starter in 2018 and capped last season with Super Bowl MVP honors. In only 31 games as a starter, Mahomes has a 24-7 record, a Super Bowl ring, 9,412 passing yards, 76 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.

“In terms of special qualities, the thing that really struck me in 2018, the first year that he became a full-time starter for us, was his leadership ability,” Hunt said. “We knew he had these special physical gifts. We had seen him on the practice field. We’d seen the no-look throws. We had seen the 70-yard bombs, all that stuff. I’m not sure we had seen the left-handed throw but maybe. But anyhow, we knew we had that. But the pleasant surprise was what a great leader he was at age 23. An NFL locker room is a very difficult place to come into as a young player and lead, but it was very evident that the entire team was looking up to him in his first year as a starter, and of course, that carried over into this past season.

“He has a tremendous amount of humility going back to what I said about leadership qualities. So he’s very humble on one hand and very competitive on the other and his teammates all respect him and want to play for him and with him.”

35 responses to “Chiefs will begin contract talks with Patrick Mahomes this summer

  1. He’ll fall under the same category as the rest of the best QB’s who received a big contract… but only have the one ring.

  2. cowboys should take notice of what atruly elite player is at the QB position before shelling out mega bucks to the Dakster

  3. I am going to call my shot right now. The player and the team will come to a quick agreement on the money. If Mr. Mr Mahomes is as smart as I think he is he’s going to want to get a deal done that is equitable to both parties pretty quickly quickly. Kansas City is rockin’ right now and they have the MO.

  4. There is no evidence to suggest that Mahomes is not going to play in more Super Bowls. He’s young, talented, studious, intelligent and revered by the players, the owner and the coaching staff. That is all a good combination for success. Ask Tom Brady or Troy Aikman.

  5. I think the issue is will he take below market value like Brady did all those years. The salary cap works against teams who draft well.

    Even though a I am a life long Bronco fan, I would still like to see it work out for the Chiefs and Mahomes It’s better for fans as well as better for the game itself when teams can sign their star players and still compete for super bowls.

  6. There is no evidence to suggest that Mahomes is not going to play in more Super Bowls. He’s young, talented, studious, intelligent and revered by the players, the owner and the coaching staff. That is all a good combination for success. Ask Tom Brady or Troy Aikman.

    But demanding a contact which will hamstring the organzation for years to come is not a prescription for success. Yes, he’ll be taken care of; the Chiefs, not so much,

  7. Draft wire described Redskins undrafted free agent Steven Montez as “having a little Patrick Mahomes in him.” I have seen Montez play and he has a cannon. If Mahomes is even roughly equivalent to Montez, he can drive a Brinks Truck up to the door. The man is going to get paid.

  8. wogggs says:
    May 21, 2020 at 7:11 pm
    There is no evidence to suggest that Mahomes is not going to play in more Super Bowls. He’s young, talented, studious, intelligent and revered by the players, the owner and the coaching staff. That is all a good combination for success. Ask Tom Brady or Troy Aikman.

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    40 mil per, 5 billion in lost gate money in 2020 and a lowered cap by possibly 80 million in 2021, says otherwise.

  9. It was a long time coming from those super bowl days with Len Dawson and Hank Stram. Len Dawson was awesome. Clark Hunt is on top of the world. Believe me. Patrick Mahomes can single handedly change the lives and careers of a lot of men and their families. He’s putting super bowl rings on a lot of fingers, and he’s putting gold jackets on a few as well. This is a beautiful sight to see. It’s what football is all about. Superstar QB’s only come along so often. The Chiefs finally got one, and Clark Hunt is giddy. He’s liable to give the store away.

  10. I think he learned from Tom Brady and won’t hamstring the Chiefs with an unreasonable deal. He will make so much more with endorsements if he keeps winning. I hope he gets a deal with a percentage of the cap moving forward.

  11. He deserves to be paid, but they need to focus on winning back to back championships while he is still hungry.

    Like the old saying goes, you feed a horse just enough to know that its hungry …

    Mahomes may get too satiated once the ink is dry on a new deal.

  12. This guy is easy to root for. KC fans— you’re in for a fun ride. As a football fan so am I.
    My favorite quarterback won 6. Fine by me if Mahomes wins 5 and Stidham wins 1.

  13. He won’t be the highest paid QB in the league. Dak will because the Jerrah will overpay. Mahomes is making a ton of endorsement money locally and nationally and is the face of Adidas. He doesn’t need to break the bank and knows it and has already come out to say he isn’t worried about the contract and that he knows what needs to happen to win and wants to win. Look for good money and a team friendly structure.

  14. touchback6 says:
    May 21, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    40 mil per, 5 billion in lost gate money in 2020 and a lowered cap by possibly 80 million in 2021, says otherwise.

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    And if Mahomes gets a clause in his contract that his money goes UP and DOWN with the salary cap in percentages… that pretty much makes your point moot?

  15. This guy is 24-years old. That means he can probably play at a high level for at least another fifteen years. He’s an athletic QB but he’s also a cerebral QB who doesn’t have to rely on his athleticism. He’ll learn from that injury last year. I think he’s very comparable to Brady. I haven’t heard him making demands like Dak so I suspect they can work something out with him without killing their cap. He’s smart enough to realize it’s a team game and somehow I get the feeling he’s not going to hold out for $40M. It wouldn’t surprise me if he is happy with $30M (who wouldn’t be) when you consider how much longer he can play. Also, as someone else suggested, he can probably make a ton on endorsements. Let’s be honest, when you’re making that kind of money, why create cap space problems for your team? Brady was happy with a two-year $50M deal. I hope Mahomes will do something similar but with a bit more money. I don’t think he’s going to demand $35M. We’ll see.

    One thing’s for sure. The kid is special and he’s fun to watch. He’s exciting and he’s always smiling. He’s good for the game. He’s going to be a handful for those AFC West teams for years to come.

  16. Mahomes is about one more super bowl away from a billion dollar shoe deal. Even if he played for free, he’ll end up making more money than any pro football player in history. Mahomes should sign a long term deal with most of the money coming at the end, and with every penny guaranteed. That way the Chiefs will have money to spend elsewhere, and can keep winning super bowls. Once the big money kicks in, Mahomes can rip up that contract if he wants. He’ll be a billionaire by then. No need to sock it to the Chiefs. That’s billion with a “B”.

  17. A guy actually deserving of whatever money he ends up getting. Unlike this nutjob, borderline average QB that’s out there asking for 40-45 mil a year.

  18. 40 mil + per season and yet the Chiefs are able to keep 20 starters. htf is that possible? something is wrong.

  19. Wouldn’t overpay Got lucky Jimmy missed that big strike plus the team had to carry him in the biggest game of his life Luckiest SB win

  20. I’m fairly certain it’s never been done in the league before, but would it be against league rules to sign him to a team-friendly deal and give him a percentage of team revenue or a small percentage of ownership?

  21. Pay mahomes whatever he wants. Give him a piece of ownership if you have to. He will deliver multiple super bowl championships for my Chiefs and will be worth every penny, whatever the price.

  22. My thoughts: this deal gets done before season starts, and while it’ll be a big deal, I don’t see it handicapping the Chiefs necessarily. Mahomes knows he’s got endorsement deals that will take care of him better than the club could and knows to keep being the face of the NFL, Kansas City Chiefs, as well as State Farm, having a team around him that’ll ensure he gets multiple championships in his career benefits everyone involved.

    Plus I get to enjoy seeing my Chiefs being champions for the next decade plus 🙂

  23. phobos57 says:
    May 22, 2020 at 12:07 am
    40 mil + per season and yet the Chiefs are able to keep 20 starters. htf is that possible? something is wrong.

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    It’s called a lesson other GMs could do well to emulate. If Dorsey would have done better managing the cap he’d still be in KC. He knows how to scout and draft, but his money management skills were atrocious.

  24. meanwhile.. in other news the NFL salary cap is expected to take a huge hit the next two years….. This makes it a dicey situation.

  25. This is the kind of player who merits being overpaid. I’m not a big fan of overpaying anyone (see how the Seahawks & Packers keep stalling out just short), but this is the way to do it. Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers had both won a SB before they got their mega-deals (and Wilson had been to another one).

    That’s called paying for existing, proven performance you can’t afford to lose. Mahomes has proven what he’s capable of.

    Big difference with a player like Dak Prescott, who’s racked up stats but who has a losing record outside the division and against winning teams. His performance is something the Cowboys can afford to lose, and if they pay him, they’re paying him for the hope that he can show something he hasn’t shown in 4 years.

    Teams that overpay on hope stay mediocre. Teams that overpay to keep something that has delivered the goods stay good. Teams that somehow manage to keep vital talent without overpaying are unicorns (who win 6 Super Bowls in less than 20 years).

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