Chiefs Owner On Patrick Mahomes Talks

The Chiefs, obviously, intend to lock up Patrick Mahomes for the long haul. It’s just a matter of how much it’ll cost – and when. On Tuesday, owner Clark Hunt indicated that the Chiefs could wait until next year to ink Mahomes to an extension.

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There will be a right time sometime in the next 12 to 15 months to extend Patrick, and when I say right time, I mean right time for both the player and the club,” Hunt said as the Chiefs prepare to face the 49ers in Sunday’s Super Bowl. “I don’t want to say necessarily it has to be this offseason, but I will say that it’s a priority to get him done. I hope Patrick is here for his entire career, and that’s going to be our goal.’

With his third pro season in the rear view mirror, the 2017 first-round pick is eligible for a brand new deal. The Chiefs, meanwhile, can wait things out a bit. He still has one more year to go on his base four-year rookie pact and the Chiefs can tack on another year via his fifth-year option for 2021.

When the two sides eventually reach an accord, Mahomes could become the NFL’s first ever $200MM+ player with an average annual value of $40MM or more. Those would be unprecedented numbers, but the same could be said for the QB’s stat line. In 2019, Mahomes logged 4,031 passing yards with 26 touchdowns and only five interceptions.

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12 comments on “Chiefs Owner On Patrick Mahomes Talks

  1. JJB0811

    Sly move Clark. Show how cheap you are at your team’s 1st super bowl in 50 years.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Players are always complaining about it being the wrong time to become wealthier…lol.

      • JJB0811

        “There will be a right time sometime in the next 12 to 15 months to extend Patrick, and when I say right time, I mean right time for both the player and the club,”

        Re-up Pat now. And make it a statement contract. He’s earned it. Pretty clear he’s the face of the league, pay him.

  2. smallball

    Do it! The rest of the roster will suffer! Unless of course they hit all their draft picks…sounds easy enough, right?!

    • JJB0811

      Andy R has been in the playoff’s around 80% of his HC career. The roster will be just fine.

  3. compassrose

    The longer they wait the higher it goes. Dak needs to sign or be tagged. Not sure that will sit well with him. many others are eligible? The best possible time for the Chiefs is now for Patrick it is down the road.

  4. phillyphan81

    Think 6/$240mm gets it done? $20mm each the next two seasons and $40mm the next four

  5. phillyballers

    Extensions too soon are risky. They will pay more when he does reup, but if something happens to him between now and when the extension hits, you’re stuck 100%, gives them some flex for the what if.

  6. crosseyedlemon

    My wife just took a look at my computer screen and said: “I wouldn’t pay him a cent until he cleans up that locker”…lol.

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