KANSAS CITY, Mo. — "Here to stay."
That's what Whitehouse High School alum Patrick Mahomes wrote on Twitter Monday afternoon after signing a historic contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The deal is the richest in sports history.
The Super Bowl winning-quarterback signed a 10-year extension that guarantees he'll wear the red and gold for the next 12 seasons. According to his agency, Steinberg Sports, the deal is worth up to $503 million. Mahomes' agency reports he'll get $477M in guarantee mechanisms and ability to have outs if guarantee mechanisms aren’t exercised.
"First half-billion dollar player in sports history," his agency said in a tweet. "History made."
Mahomes led the Chiefs to a 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV in Miami. At 24, Mahomes became the second-youngest quarterback to ever win a Super Bowl and the youngest player to ever win a Super Bowl and also a an NFL AP MVP award. Mahomes was named the MVP of the NFL's 2018 season.
Through Mahomes' first 31 games in the NFL:
- 24-7 record (.774%)
- 9,412 yards (303.6 per game)
- 65.9 CMP%
- 76 TD - 18 INT
- 17 300+ yard games
- Super Bowl champion
"Patrick Mahomes had two years and $27.6 million left on his existing deal — $2.8M this year, $24.8M in 2021," Schefter said in a tweet on Monday."
Another East Texas NFL quarterback took to Twitter, to ask the question on everyone's mind.