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Chiefs to extend Patrick Mahomes… for a decade [report]

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Winning a Super Bowl at the age of 24 is just good business. If you can, it’s a highly advisable strategy to pursue. For Patrick Mahomes, who is, by any measure, the greatest player and quarterback in the NFL, the payoff will last for a decade. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs are taking no chances in letting Mahomes hold out or try free agency, signing him to a 10-year deal.

This comes at a time when NFL franchises are projecting to lose a potentially monumental amount of revenue next season in gate revenue. The salary cap, which typically rises by about $10 million per season, may hold or drop next season. That may be a factor in encouraging Mahomes, who was set to make $2.7 million next season, in the fourth year of his rookie deal, to sign for the long haul. He would have had a fifth-year option at $24.84 million following that year.

Per Schefter, as you would expect, it will be the richest deal in NFL history.

The deal does not erase the final two years, Schefter reported, but will add 10 more. It’s yet unclear if those two years will have there figures changed.


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