Chiefs want to keep Patrick Mahomes with the franchise for the rest of his career
In news that surprises no one, the Kansas City Chiefs want to retain star quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt spoke on Mahomes upcoming contract situation to Charles Goldman of Chiefs Wire:
“We are certainly excited about the opportunity to extend Patrick’s stay with the Chiefs and hope that it lasts his entire career. It’s probably a little bit premature to be talking about a new contract. Everyone knows that the first opportunity that we’ll have to re-sign him will come at the end of this season. But that is a decision that we will have to make with his representatives, whether this is the right time, or perhaps a year from now.” Hunt said.
This one is the definition of a no-brainer. Mahomes already has an MVP award under his belt and has shown no signs of slowing down. He’s the engine of the Chiefs’ offense and a must-retain player.
When Kansas City does offer Mahomes an extension, it’ll be a record-breaking one. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is currently the highest-paid player in the league with a 4-year, $140 million dollar extension in place. Whatever extension Mahomes gets, it’ll be significantly bigger than Wilson’s. There’s no question that Mahomes is worth whatever money the Chiefs can give him.
Unfortunately for Kansas City, games aren’t won and lost based solely on the quarterback. The team’s defense has been hemorrhaging points and yards, and it’s leading to losses. With most of the cap space going to Mahomes’ extension, don’t expect any significant upgrades on defense any time soon.