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#pounditTuesday, February 7, 2023

Patrick Mahomes open to taking hometown discount with Chiefs?

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Patrick Mahomes is eligible for a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason, and the assumption is that he will become the highest-paid player in NFL history. While that will likely happen, it does not sound like he wants to put the Chiefs in salary cap prison.

Matt Verderame of Fansided spoke with Mahomes’ agent, Leigh Steinberg, about the Super Bowl MVP’s contract situation. Steinberg mentioned that he wants to get Mahomes the contract he deserves while allowing the Chiefs to field a competitive roster around the quarterback. As Steinberg put it, “Quarterback greatness is judged by Super Bowls.”

Mahomes is going to make a lot of money. His contract extension will almost certainly set a new record, but his stock is also as high as possible. He could probably name his price and the Chiefs would pay it. That doesn’t mean he has to, however.

We have heard some eye-popping numbers thrown around with reports about Mahomes’ next contract, but his agent’s comments have to be considered a positive sign for the Chiefs. While Mahomes may not be looking to follow the Tom Brady approach by taking significantly less than market value, that doesn’t mean he’s looking to make life more difficult for the Chiefs than it has to be.

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