Chiefs news for 7 July 2020
Chiefs Sign QB Patrick Mahomes to Contract Extension | Chiefs.com
“This is a significant moment for our franchise and for the Chiefs Kingdom,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “Since he joined the Chiefs just a few years ago, Patrick has developed into one of the most prolific athletes in all of sports. 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.”
From the moment he took over the Chiefs starting job, it was clear that Mahomes was different. He was a little like Brett Favre, a bit like Steve Young, had some John Elway/Dan Marino traits. But no one had ever put them all together the way Mahomes has done before. No one ever threw 50 touchdown passes and won an MVP award in his first full season as a starter. No one ever made 21-point playoff comebacks look routine before. Other players produced highlights like this one now and then, but only a handful—Bo Jackson, Randall Cunningham, Gale Sayers—packed so many of them into such a short period of time.
Mahomes’ agency Steinberg Sports, led by Leigh Steinberg and Chris Cabott, negotiated the extension for the quarterback. They recently took to Twitter and released the final contract details for Mahomes. His extension will be worth over a half-billion dollars, totaling $503 million. According to Steinberg Sports, Mahomes will have a total of $477 million in guaranteed mechanisms attached to the contract. He’ll be able to get out of the contract if the contract guarantees aren’t exercised by the Chiefs.
Had Mahomes played under his fifth-year option in 2021, he would have made $24,837,000, according to CBS Sports’ Joel Corry. Mahomes is now slated to join the list of the NFL’s highest-paid quarterbacks. In terms of annual salary, Russell Wilson currently holds the title as the league’s highest-paid quarterback, receiving an annual salary fo $35 million. The league’s other top-paid passers include Ben Roethlisberger ($34 million), Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), Jared Goff ($33.5 million), Kirk Cousins ($33 million), Carson Wentz ($32 million), Dak Prescott ($31.4 million) and Matt Ryan ($30 million), according to Over the Cap.
[Big Red] “I’ve had the privilege of coaching a lot of incredible athletes and special people in my career, and Patrick is without question on that list of players. The best part is he’s still early in his career. He’s a natural leader and always grinding, whether that’s on the field, in the weight room or watching film, he wants to be the best. He’s a competitor and his teammates feed off his energy. He makes us all better as an organization and we are blessed he’s going to be our quarterback for years to come.”
“Chiefs Kingdom, you’ve been with me since the beginning, from rookie year to becoming a starter to the unconventional to doing whatever it takes to win to showdowns. You helped me come back from injury. You helped me come back from deficits — multiple deficits. You helped me overcome adversity. To become Super Bowl champs and we’re staying together… for a long time. We’re chasing a dynasty.”
[Farve] After watching Favre win three straight MVP awards in the late 1990s, the Packers finally decided to reward him with a monstrous 10-year deal in 2001. The contract was meant to make Favre a “Packer for life,” but as we all know, that’s not what happened. After watching Favre annually contemplate retirement, the Packers finally decided it was time to move on, and in 2008, that’s what they did when they traded their star quarterback to the Jets, which kicked off the Aaron Rodgers era in Green Bay. Favre played out seven of the 10 years in his contract before the Packers dealt him away.
KC Chiefs: Damien Williams will have fire lit under him in 2020
Taylor’s article says that Williams is planning to have a breakout season in 2020, which is obviously easier said than done. To this point, his best year was in 2019 with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs, where he rushed for 498 yards in 11 games (six starts) with seven total touchdowns (five rushing, two receiving).
Back to what I’m saying, the team might, as a whole take a step back due to this kind of situation. It’s easy to say, “yeah the Chiefs aren’t as good with Chris Jones on defense” but what if he brings more than just studly play to the field? It’s safe to say that he does right? Chris seems like one of those guys you just don’t let go of unless you absolutely have to. In fact, I haven’t seen one person saying anything negative about Chris Jones from a personality perspective.
Last weeks tweet from him saying he wouldn’t play this year kinda stings a bit. I feel the COVID nonsense has made the relationship between him and the FO sour a bit. And maybe it was already a little soured…I mean, one could argue that Jones has the right to be a little miffed about Clark getting HIS money.
Obviously with Mahomes at the helm the team will never “in the downfall” but without having the very talented and very lovable Chris Jones around the team won’t be better for it. I guess my fear is that this turns into a Aaron Rodgers situation. Where the FO can’t field a team around the ubber talented Mahomes and they fizzle out every year. I know the scenarios aren’t the same but they aren’t that far apart…
Is McAfee right? Am I losing it?
Someone hold me.