News that Patrick Mahomes agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs on a 10-year contract shook the NFL world on Monday.
Social media reactions were widespread. As you’d expect, many of the reactions were to the amount of money the deal will certainly include.
Exclusive look at Chiefs owner Clark Hunt driving to deliver Patrick Mahomes' contract-extension for him to sign: pic.twitter.com/aLfkUoQOAb
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 6, 2020
Patrick Mahomes right now pic.twitter.com/7G3HF1axzU
— Andrew Joseph (@AndyJ0seph) July 6, 2020
Many others, however, fixated on the unprecedented length of the deal. It’s a 10-year pact, and Mahomes will be 36 when it expires.
to demonstrate how long Patrick Mahomes' 10-year contract extension is…….. let's look at what Patrick Mahomes was doing 10 years ago (9 years and 11 months ago if we're being exact)
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) July 6, 2020
Patrick Mahomes with his future teammates pic.twitter.com/2ge4TucvlB
— chris ⓳ (@EliteJuJu) July 6, 2020
There was another angle: what Mahomes’ deal will mean for the rest of the quarterback market. That’s especially relevant in Dallas, where the Cowboys are still trying to sort out a long-term deal with Dak Prescott.
You can actually hear Jerry Jones screaming in Dallas when he saw the Patrick Mahomes news.
The price (and term) just went up. Again.
— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) July 6, 2020
Dak seeing Mahomes sign for 10 years pic.twitter.com/LHD3l9Te9E
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) July 6, 2020
You have to wonder how one of Mahomes’ teammates will feel about this deal given the situation he’s in, too.