At 24 years old, Patrick Mahomes has already done what few others have ever accomplished. He’s a Super Bowl champion, a Super Bowl MVP, a regular season MVP award winner, a first team all-pro and a pro bowler. Now, it’s his time to break Russell Wilson’s record and become the highest paid player in NFL history. Last offseason, Wilson signed a 4 year, $140 million dollar contract with a signing bonus of $65 million. Early estimates and speculation from experts are calling for Mahomes to sign something worth over $150 million, and in comparison to what other guys are making, he’s worth it.
Over the last 2 seasons, Mahomes has been balling on a rookie contract worth less than a million dollars per year. In the first of those years, he won MVP and led the Chiefs to overtime in the AFC Championship. Of course this year, he upped the ante and won the Super Bowl. Although you could argue that no professional athlete should be worth the amount of money Mahomes is likely to sign for in the coming months, these pay days are just the reality of the league today. At 24, Mahomes is still very young. He hasn’t run into many injury problems and has proven himself on the game’s biggest stage. There’s also a lot of talent around him on the Chiefs, and the team could very well be competing in more Super Bowls in the next few years. So, if you’re the general manager of Kansas City, paying Patrick Mahomes isn’t really even an option at this point, it’s just something that needs to happen. So, congratulations in advance to Patrick Mahomes on that pay-day, because it’s going to be as life-changing as winning the Super Bowl was.