Patrick Mahomes isn’t as a consequence 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 needs to get to work on a brand new deal quickly.
“The negotiations are something that we’ll be getting into this summer,” Hunt stated Thursday whereas collaborating in a Facebook Live occasion with Dallas radio station KRLD-FM. “But what (Mahomes) has said and what we’ve said, both sides is, he wants to be a Kansas City Chief for life, and that’s our mentality as well. We want him to play his entire career in Kansas City, and that’s what we’re going to be shooting for.”
Mahomes is the primary quarterback in league historical past to win league and Super 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 not less than 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 Super Bowl 54 final February.