While many Kansas City Chiefs fans are still celebrating their Super Bowl win, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ organization is already focused on the future. As both sides continue to discuss a record-breaking contract extension for Mahomes, an agreement on the deal isn’t expected to come together until after the 2020 NFL Draft.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Mahomes recognizes the importance of the Chiefs also keeping their other key players. Chris Jones, one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL, is a free agent this offseason and the Chiefs want to bring him back. Both sides are also very aware of the new collective-bargaining agreement on the horizon, which will impact all contracts.
The Chiefs will take care of their quarterback and the Super Bowl LIV MVP winner. Mahomes is expected to land a contract that could top out at $40 million per season and is widely expected to blow past Russell Wilson’s $35 million salary. However, both sides want to make sure the pieces are also in place for this team to compete for future Super Bowl rings.
It’s clearly a matter of when, not if, Mahomes and the Chiefs agree to a record-breaking deal. The 24-year-old has already won an NFL MVP and a Super Bowl ring in his NFL career and he is just getting started.