The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, during a press conference in Miami on February 3, 2020 - Brynn Anderson / AP / SIPA

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, winner of the last Super Bowl in February, agreed with his club on a ten-year, $ 450 million contract extension, according to ESPN. It is the largest contract in the history of the sport, ahead of the $ 426.5 million for Los Angeles Angels (MLB) baseball player Mike Trout, who had signed up in March 2019 for 12 years.

Only 24 years old, the original Texan already has to his credit a title of best player in the Professional American Football League (2018) and a Super Bowl, won on the wire in early February against the San Francisco 49ers (31- 20). The league and the public were allured by its very spectacular style, which mixes talent of smuggler except standard and taste for the calculated risk taking.

The NFL world loves Patrick Mahomes' massive deal 👏

- ESPN (@espn) July 7, 2020

He has repeatedly demonstrated his propensity to get out of compromised situations, especially in the playoffs, carried by an unshakable confidence. Patrick Mahomes 'new engagement is three times the former NFL record, owned by another Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan, who had extended for $ 150 million over five years in 2018.

The player is now linked to the Kansas City Chiefs until the end of the 2031 season, this extension coming into effect at the end of his current contract (which still has 2 seasons), in 2022. The exact contract structure is not not yet known. It is crucial in NFL, a league which traditionally only guarantees part of each contract, but often pays a large signing bonus.


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