Patrick Mahomes will not be as a result of hit NFL free company till 2022, however Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt doesn’t have any intention of permitting that to occur.
The Chiefs exercised their fifth-year choice on the star quarterback for 2021, value $24.eight million, in April. Mahomes, 24, is scheduled to make $2.7 million within the 2020 season ($5.three million cap hit) as he enters the ultimate yr of his unique four-year, $16.four million rookie contract.
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Hunt desires to get to work on a brand new deal quickly.
“The negotiations are one thing that we’ll be entering into this summer time,” Hunt mentioned Thursday whereas taking part in a Fb Dwell occasion with Dallas radio station KRLD-FM. “However what (Mahomes) has mentioned and what we have mentioned, each side is, he desires to be a Kansas Metropolis Chief for all times, and that is our mentality as nicely. We would like him to play his whole profession in Kansas Metropolis, and that is what we will be capturing for.”
Mahomes is the primary quarterback in league historical past to win league and Tremendous Bowl MVP honors earlier than his 25th birthday.
He received the 2018 MVP award in his first season as a starter and joined Peyton Manning as the one quarterbacks to throw for at the least 50 touchdowns and 5,000 yards in a single season.
Mahomes helped rally the Chiefs from double-digit deficits in every of their three playoff wins this previous season, together with a 31-20 victory over the 49ers in Tremendous Bowl 54 final February.