Patrick Mahomes will not enter the free agent market until 2022, but Clark Hunt, CEO of Kansas City Chiefs, has no intention of allowing this.
The Chiefs exercised Mahomes’ option for the fifth year in April, so he won’t be approved as a free agent until 2022.
The 24-year-old is expected to earn $ 2.7 million next season when he enters the last original year of his four-year $ 16.4 million rookie contract.
“The negotiations are something we will start this summer with,” Hunt said Thursday when he attended a Facebook live event with the 105.3 The Fan radio in Dallas.
“But what he said and what we said is that he wants to be a Kansas City Chief for life, and that’s our mentality. We want him to play his entire career in Kansas City, and that’s what. ” we will shoot for. “
Mahomes is the first quarterback in the history of the league to win the league and Super Bowl MVP awards before his 25th birthday.
He won the MVP 2018 in his first season as a starter and joined Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to throw at least 50 touchdowns and 5,000 yards in a single season.
Mahomes helped convince the Chiefs of double-digit deficits in each of their three playoff wins last season, including a 31:20 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl in February.