Patrick Mahomes has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs value a staggering £403million ($503m).
The quarterback, who was named the Tremendous Bowl MVP for his efficiency within the Chiefs’ first championship victory in 50 years in February, will now keep in Kansas till 2031.
Nonetheless simply 24, Mahomes was the league’s highest-rated passer final season and is destined to go down as one of many all-time nice NFL gamers.
“Chiefs kingdom, you’ve been with me because the starting – from rookie 12 months,” Mahomes wrote on social media after his new deal was confirmed.
“You helped us overcome adversity to develop into Tremendous Bowl champs and we’re staying collectively for a very long time. We’re chasing a dynasty.”
His staggering contract is known to be the richest in sports activities historical past, placing the salaries paid to soccer superstars comparable to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo firmly within the shade.
The NFL star will pocket £40.3m-a-year at Kansas from his new contract, which is considerably greater than Messi and Ronaldo, who earn £26m and £28m at Barcelona and Juventus respectively.
The Premier League’s prime earner is known to be Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, who pockets round £19.5m a season at Previous Trafford.
Messi and Ronaldo additionally financial institution large quantities via sponsorship offers however so too does Mahomes, with Oakley and Adidas amongst a bunch of main corporations he’s partnered with.
Mahomes, who has been at Kansas for 3 years, was named the NFL’s Most Useful Participant in his first full season within the league in 2018.
“He’s a unprecedented chief and a credit score to the Kansas City group, and I’m delighted that he will likely be a member of the Chiefs for a few years to return,” stated Chiefs chairman and chief government Clark Hunt.
Whereas head coach Andy Reid remarked: “I’ve had the privilege of teaching lots of unimaginable athletes and particular folks in my profession, and Patrick is with out query on that record of gamers.”