No one could really believe it when the news first broke on Adam Schefter’s Twitter account. But, of course, with news of that caliber everyone had to check to make sure the Twitter handle was correct and not some parody account looking for their 15 minutes of fame.
But the news was true. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has reportedly signed a 10-year — 10 YEAR(!) — contract extension that will tie him to the team through the 2031 season.
Compensation update: Patrick Mahomes’ 10-year extension is worth $450 million, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 6, 2020
The injury guarantee is $140 million, per source.
The contract does not contain language that ties its value to a percentage of the salary cap.
Richest deal in sports’ history.
When the compensation came out, I’m sure people had to do another double-take. The 10-year extension is worth $450 million. Yes, almost half a billion dollars.
As Chargers fans, this news is the absolute worst for obvious reasons. We all knew it was coming, but even I didn’t think the Chiefs would be in THIS much of a rush to make sure Mahomes was never getting out of their sight.
Just the AFC East and the Patriots, I think the AFC West is going to have to deal with their own budding dynasty within the division. The Chiefs have won the AFCW each of the last four years. Is there an end in site? God, I hope so.
So what are everyone’s thoughts on the extension? What were you reactions? Anyone just need a place to vent? Feel free to use this as a discussion thread.
Now for today’s links.
Gavino Borquez lists three players who need impress in training camp (Chargers Wire)
Jason Reed lists the five best undrafted free agents in Chargers history (Bolt Beat)
QB Patrick Mahomes is reportedly signing a 10-year extension to stay with the Chiefs through 2031 (ESPN)
Jared Dubin ranks the landing spots for TE David Njoku (CBS Sports)
Mike Florio questions how accurate and consistent testing can be in the NFL (Pro Football Talk)
Michael David Smith reports on Colts QB Philip Rivers questioning how the NFL will deal with positive tests during the Super Bowl (Pro Football Talk)
Joseph Zucker highlights QB Cam Newton’s new mindset heading into the 2020 season (Bleacher Report)
NFL Writers from The Athletic offer their favorite books about the teams they cover (The Athletic)