Patrick Mahomes celebrated his 28th birthday on Sunday. The star football player received a special birthday gift from the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL clubs will pay quarterbacks better than ever in the future. As US media reported on Monday, citing anonymous sources, the Super Bowl champion is now guaranteed $210.6 million (197.51 million euros) over the next four years after restructuring his contract. No one in the National Football League has earned more over that period.
Mahomes signed a ten-year, $450 contract in 2020. At the time he was still the NFL professional with the largest contract in league history.
Since his signing a little more than three years ago, several other quarterbacks have received contracts that guarantee them more money on average per year than Mahomes would have earned with the Chiefs. Joe Burrow was recently making an average of $55 million per year with the Cincinnati Bengals. Justin Herbert, Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson also got paid better than Mahomes on average for the year.
After his second Super Bowl victory in February, when he led the Chiefs to a win against the Philadelphia Eagles despite an ankle injury, the Chiefs wanted to move Mahomes further up the league’s money list. Chiefs boss Clark Hunt recently said that no matter how much money Mahomes makes in his career, “he will be underpaid.” Mahomes is currently playing his seventh NFL season. His contract with the Chiefs is until 2031.