Chiefs GM’s bold statement about Patrick Mahomes’ new contract
Kansas City Chiefs superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes just inked a record-setting new deal with the team and his general manager was unafraid in letting everyone know what he thinks about it.
Brett Veach: "If there was ever a player who was deserving of the biggest contract in U.S. sports history, it's Patrick Mahomes.''
— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) July 7, 2020
In a recent tweet, ESPN NFL reporter Adam Teicher shared Kansas City general manager Brett Veach’s words. Short and concise, Veach declared his Super Bowl-winning quarterback the most deserving player of the biggest contract in U.S. sports history.
The new deal will allegedly be worth over $400 million and will add 10 more years onto Mahomes’ current deal. This means Mahomes and the Chiefs will likely be together until 2031, or the year the Super Bowl MVP turns 36 years old.
Veach, a former football player himself, was promoted to general manager of the Chiefs in June of 2017, just a few months after his predecessor drafted Mahomes with the 10th pick in that year’s draft. Since he began his tenure, Kansas City has topped the AFC West division for three consecutive years and their recent success was capped off with a win in Super Bowl LIV in February. The Chiefs have had a regular-season record of 32-14 under Veach.
Though some may view Veach’s statement as bold or outlandish, his belief in Mahomes is not unfounded. In only his first two years as a starter, the Texas Tech alum already has a resume which includes two Pro Bowls, an MVP and of course a Lombardi trophy.
Veach, Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs look to defend their title in the upcoming 2020 NFL season which is scheduled to begin in September.