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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Articles tagged: Patrick Mahomes

Randy Moss offers extremely high praise of Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes has proven himself to be an extraordinarily talented quarterback in only two years of starting in the NFL. He already has won an MVP award and a Super Bowl, and he has a 50-touchdown season to his name.

But just how great can he become? Randy Moss has an idea.

The Hall of Famer appeared on ESPN’s “Get Up!” Wednesday and lavished Mahomes with praise, suggesting the young quarterback could go down as the best ever.

“When you look at a quarterback like Patrick Mahomes and like I said, being able to extend the play, I’m a deep threat guy and having that type of speed on the field, for him to be able to extend plays, we possibly could be looking at the greatest quarterback of all time,” Moss said on ESPN’s “Get Up” Wednesday. “No disrespect to Tom Brady and what he’s been able to accomplish. His Super Bowl rings speak volumes, but when you look at the position and how the position and the game is changing year after year, we could be possibly seeing the greatest quarterback that we’ve witnessed.”

Moss also predicted that he could catch 30 touchdown passes from Mahomes during his prime.

That feels like it could be a bit of a stretch, but in today’s pass-happy NFL, the duo might be able to achieve it. Keep in mind that Moss set an NFL record by catching 23 touchdown passes in 2007 in his first year with Tom Brady in New England. Moss was 30 at the time. Moss led the NFL in touchdown catches five times during his career. He and Jerry Rice are the only two receivers in NFL history to catch more than 18 touchdowns in a season, and they each only accomplished it once.

30 touchdowns would be nuts, but if there’s a combo that could do it, it might be Mahomes and his big arm throwing to Moss and his downfield speed. As for Moss’ buddy Brady, well, the Hall of Famer does have one concern for this season.

Andy Reid had hilarious way of celebrating Patrick Mahomes extension

Andy Reid

Andy Reid could very well have the best quarterback in the NFL for as long as he decides to continue coaching, and he is understandably very excited about that. He conveyed that excitement on Tuesday in the most Andy Reid way possible.

Reid was asked in a video conference call about Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs agreeing to a 10-year contract extension. He said he is “one happy guy” and that he decided to wear his best Tommy Bahama shirt to celebrate the occasion.

Reid is 62, and Mahomes is now under contract with the Chiefs for 12 more seasons between the new 10-year deal and the two years he had remaining on his rookie contract. That means Reid would have to coach well into his 70s if he plans to be with Kansas City throughout the entirety of Mahomes’ new deal. The longtime coach says that shouldn’t be a problem.

For what it’s worth, Reid wearing a Tommy Bahama shirt is nothing compared to the way he celebrated the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl. Mahomes probably isn’t offended, however. When Reid wears the best Tommy Bahama shirt in his closet for you, it’s quite the honor.

Liquor store worker had Patrick Mahomes contract scoop before anyone

Patrick Mahomes

News of Patrick Mahomes’ contract extension dominated the sports world on Monday after it was reported that the Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a 10-year deal worth possibly more than $500 million.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first reporter to share the news about the Mahomes extension. But there was someone else who knew the deal was finalized before anyone else — an unlikely source.

Katie Camlin, who works at a liquor store in Kansas City called Plaza Liquor, tweeted an hour and a half before Schefter’s scoop that she suspected the Chiefs and Mahomes had reached a deal. How did she know? Camlin used some deductive reasoning after a Chiefs front office employee bought six bottles of Dom Perignon to celebrate a signing that was not Chris Jones.

Camlin turned out to be correct that it was Mahomes and joked that she scooped Schefter.

“Holy s— I beat Schefter hahaha” Camlin tweeted.

Camlin received attention online for getting the scoop and even was the subject of a Kansas City Star story.

She says she is “overwhelmed” by the attention and was thankful she didn’t get in trouble at work.

This is just another reminder that the biggest news scoops can sometimes come from the strangest places.

Mahomes’ deal is the richest in NFL history.

Patrick Mahomes’ contract with Chiefs could be worth more than $500 million

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is seemingly getting richer by the minute.

The Chiefs confirmed reports on Monday that they have signed Mahomes to a 10-year contract extension, which keeps him tied to the franchise through 2031 when you include the two years remaining on his rookie deal. It was initially reported that the deal is worth $450 million over 10 years, but apparently the total figure is even higher than that. Mahomes could make more than $500 million.

It’s unclear what the “guarantee mechanisms” are that the Chiefs would have to exercise, so the contract could contain some complicated language. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Mahomes has a $1.25 million incentive for winning the AFC Championship and a $1.25 million incentive for being named NFL MVP in each of the 10 years of the new deal.

In any event, Mahomes is now the highest-paid player in NFL history and the first professional athlete to land a deal worth half-a-billion dollars.

Mahomes has already won an NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP award, and he won’t turn 25 until September. It was a foregone conclusion that he would become the highest-paid player in the NFL, but very few people expected him to land a deal that could be worth more than $500 million. You can understand why at least one other star quarterback was unable to hide his excitement over the contract.

Deshaun Watson has great reaction to Patrick Mahomes signing massive contract

Deshaun Watson

Patrick Mahomes agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday that should make every quarterback in the NFL happy. The deal could have a direct impact on Deshaun Watson’s future, so you can understand why the Houston Texans star seems quite pleased.

Watson was drafted the same year as Mahomes, and this is the first offseason both are eligible to sign extensions. Mahomes went first, and he landed a 10-year, $450 million contract from the Chiefs. Texans linebacker Dylan Cole shared the terms of the deal with Watson on Twitter, and Watson’s reaction was priceless.

Mahomes has set the market in some ways, but it would be unrealistic for any quarterback — even Watson — to think he will get anything close to that. Mahomes already has an NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP under his belt, so his resume is vastly superior to that of Watson or Dak Prescott. His average annual salary of $45 million is also $10 million higher than Russell Wilson, who was the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL prior to Monday.

Still, Mahomes’ monster deal can only help Watson. Even if the former Clemson star’s next contract falls somewhere between Wilson’s deal and the extension Mahomes signed, that would be a win for Watson.

Cole wasn’t the only one of Watson’s Texans teammates to call his attention to the Mahomes extension, as JJ Watt also sent a great tweet about it.

Details of Patrick Mahomes’ new contract with Chiefs revealed

Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a 10-year contract extension on Monday. Not surprisingly, the deal is the richest ever for a player in NFL history. Not only that, but it is the largest contract handed out to a player in sports history.

Mahomes’ new contract adds 10 years onto the two he had remaining on his rookie deal, so he is now tied to the Chiefs through 2031. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the contract is worth $450 million.

There was speculation that Mahomes’ massive contract might be tied to a percentage of the salary cap, especially with the uncertainty surrounding the NFL due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, Schefter noted that there is no language like that in the deal.

The average annual value of Mahomes’ deal is $45 million. Russell Wilson was previously the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL with his $35 million salary, so Mahomes dwarfed that number.

This is the first offseason Mahomes was eligible to sign an extension, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for him. The former No. 10 overall pick was named NFL MVP in 2018 after he threw for 5,097 yards, 50 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He then had a frightening injury scare last season but returned to lead the Chiefs to a Super Bowl win. Mahomes threw for 286 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the game and was named Super Bowl MVP.

Interestingly enough, Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are in a contract stalemate because Prescott wants a shorter deal from the team. It’s unclear what impact — if any — Mahomes’ contract will have on the negotiations between Prescott and the Cowboys.

Report: Patrick Mahomes’ contract worth over $400 million, could be tied to salary cap

Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a massive contract extension at a very uncertain time in the sports world and beyond, but the two sides may have found a solution that helps them overcome that.

Mahomes will sign a 10-year extension with the Chiefs. He has two years remaining on his rookie contract, so he will be tied to the franchise through the 2031 season. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the new deal is worth more than $400 million in total.

While the exact terms have not been revealed, Schefter also reports that Mahomes’ contract could be tied to a percentage of the salary cap each season. The Chiefs previously said they would not structure the deal that way, but it’s possible things changed with the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Chiefs would not have been able to justify making Mahomes anything less than the highest-paid player in NFL history, so it will be interesting to see how the 10-year deal is structured. The average annual salary may help set the market for other star quarterbacks like Dak Prescott and Deshaun Watson, but it seems like Prescott is seeking a much different type of deal.

Mahomes has already won an NFL MVP and a Super Bowl MVP, and he won’t turn 25 until September. However his new contract is structured, the Chiefs are unlikely to regret it as long as Mahomes stays healthy.