Chiefs & Mahomes agree to 10-year extension – reports

By Sports Desk July 06, 2020

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have reached agreement on a 10-year contract extension, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The contract will reportedly be the richest in NFL history and comes after Mahomes led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title for 50 years last season.

Kansas City stormed back from a 20-10 deficit in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers to prevail 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV, of which Mahomes was named MVP.

His heroics in Miami followed a 2018 campaign that saw Mahomes named league MVP in his first full season as Kansas City's starting quarterback.

Mahomes, whom the Chiefs traded up to select with the 10th overall pick of the 2017 draft, had two years remaining on his previous deal.

The extension means he is not scheduled to hit free agency until 2032, when he will be 35 years old.

Mahomes made his first start for the Chiefs in Week 17 of his rookie season, guiding Kansas City to victory over the Denver Broncos.

He was named starter for 2018 as Alex Smith was traded to the Washington Redskins and subsequently threw for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns - and running for another two - as the Chiefs lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game.

His 2019 season appeared in jeopardy when Mahomes injured his knee against the Broncos in October but he returned after missing just two games with a patella dislocation and sealed his place in franchise folklore with a comeback that clinched the Chiefs' first Lombardi Trophy since 1969.

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