The Chiefs are expected to increase Mahomes’ contract after subsequent season, the first time the MVP candidate is eligible for an extension, and he could land the NFL’s first $200 million contract, league sources advised ESPN.
Issues must be addressed — some surrounding the collective bargaining settlement that might have solely two seasons remaining, and a few involving the 2 years that Mahomes would have left on his current contract, including the fifth-year possibility that Kansas City undoubtedly would train.
But when Mahomes doubtless reworks his contract over a year from now, it’s expected to be a record-breaking deal, dwarfing the one which Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers signed final summer season that pays him an annual common of $33.5 million.
Other large offers could get signed this offseason; the Eagles could strategy quarterback Carson Wentz about re-signing, and the Rams could do the identical with quarterback Jared Goff. But there are not any assurances that both deal will get carried out, nor be as excessive because the one which Mahomes could be trying to check in 2020.
Because Mahomes has confirmed nice expertise and the wage cap rises every year, sources imagine that his deal will high $200 million in complete, making him the first NFL player to succeed in such lofty monetary heights. Of course, what will likely be extra essential to Mahomes and the Chiefs will likely be how the deal is structured and the way a lot cash is assured.
Mahomes is also expected to develop into extra seen this offseason, a year before he indicators any file deal. During his first two years within the league, his agent, Leigh Steinberg, deliberately persuaded Mahomes to keep away from being too seen before he had completed extra on the soccer subject.
“He’s a contemporary face,” Steinberg advised ESPN this weekend. “By holding him again, we have not overexposed him.”
Mahomes is about to be marketed in a method he wasn’t through the first two years within the league, with advertising offers and tv commercials, in response to Steinberg. His visibility will rise tremendously this offseason, an identical technique to the one Steinberg efficiently deployed within the 1990s with each Troy Aikman and Steve Young.
Mahomes, 23, handed for five,097 yards and a league-leading 50 touchdowns — tied for the second-highest single-season complete in league historical past — whereas main the Chiefs to a 12-Four file and the No. 1 seed within the AFC playoffs in his first full year as a starter. Mahomes and the Chiefs host Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday night time within the AFC Championship Game.