By Sally Fahey
The Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs have handed Super Bowl MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes a 10-year contract extension that ties him to Kansas City through the 2031 season.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the deal is worth $450 million over the 10-year period and could be worth up to $503 million. The extension includes a $140 million injury guarantee, as well as a no-trade clause.
It also includes the ability for Mahomes to have outs if certain “guaranteed mechanisms” aren’t exercised, a source told Schefter.
The deal leaves Eagles QB Carson Wentz’s deal — six years, $153 million — in the dust.
“Since he joined the Chiefs just a few years ago, Patrick has developed into one of the most prolific athletes in all of sports,” Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement about the quarterback who led the team to its first championship in 50 years.
“With his dynamic play and infectious personality, he is one of the most recognized and beloved figures to put on the Chiefs uniform. He’s an extraordinary leader and a credit to the Kansas City community, and I’m delighted that he will be a member of the Chiefs for many years to come.”