Patrick Mahomes is not owing to hit NFL absolutely free agency until 2022, but Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt does not have any intention of letting that to happen.
The Chiefs exercised their fifth-calendar year selection on the star quarterback for 2021, worth $24.8 million, in April. Mahomes, 24, is scheduled to make $2.7 million in the 2020 period ($5.3 million cap strike) as he enters the last calendar year of his unique four-12 months, $16.4 million rookie deal.
Hunt wishes to get the job done on a new deal shortly.
“The negotiations are one thing that we’ll be having into this summertime,” Hunt reported Thursday although collaborating in a Facebook Reside party with Dallas radio station KRLD-FM. “But what (Mahomes) has explained and what we have reported, both equal sides is, he needs to be a Kansas Town Chief for everyday living, and that’s our mentality as effectively. We want him to participate in his whole job in Kansas City, and which is what we are likely to be shooting for.”
Mahomes is the 1st quarterback in league record to gain league and Tremendous Bowl MVP honors before his 25th birthday.
He gained the 2018 MVP award in his initial season as a starter and joined Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to toss for at minimum 50 touchdowns and 5,000 yards in a single period.
Mahomes helped rally the Chiefs from double-digit deficits in every of their 3 playoff wins this past period, including a 31-20 victory in excess of the 49ers in Tremendous Bowl 54 last February.