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Patrick Mahomes extension likely to come in 12-to-15 months

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes may be in his second full season as a starter, but he is in his third NFL season overall.

You know what that means: contract extension talks are coming.

With the Chiefs getting set to battle the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl this Sunday, owner Clark Hunt says that a new deal for Mahomes is likely to come within the next year or so:

“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, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.com.”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.”

It would be crazy if Kansas City didn’t try to get something done.

Mahomes, who played his collegiate football at Texas Tech, was originally selected by the Chiefs with the 10th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

He spent his rookie campaign learning behind veteran signal-caller Alex Smith, but in his second season, Mahomes was given the reins on offense, and he responded by throwing for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns en route to winning the league MVP award.

Patrick Mahomes wasn’t quite as prolific in 2019, finishing with 4,031 yards and 26 touchdowns, but it should be noted that the 24-year-old missed a couple of games due to a dislocated knee cap.