It’s good to be a quarterback within the NFL lately. The contracts for starters have ballooned to historic levels over the previous few years and every passing deal appears to dwarf the subsequent. The most up-to-date instance of this is available in Philadelphia the place the Eagles signed Jalen Hurts to a mega extension that has a median annual worth of $51 million per season, which is the best amongst all gamers not to mention quarterbacks.
These sorts of offers have an effect throughout the whole NFL, particularly those that could now be enjoying on an inferior deal due to all this drastic motion, which is a rising case in Kansas City with Patrick Mahomes. The two-time Super Bowl champion signed a monster 10-year, $503 million contract extension with the Chiefs again in 2020. While that long-term dedication hyperlinks Mahomes to the group for the majority of his profession and is the biggest contract in American skilled sports activities historical past, he’s now the sixth-highest-paid quarterback from an AAV standpoint. Mahomes may fall even additional down the checklist as soon as Joe Burrow in Cincinnati and Justin Herbert in L.A. ink their looming extensions.
But this actuality is not misplaced on the Chiefs. During his pre-draft press convention, GM Brett Veach made word of Mahomes’ contract and acknowledged that an adjustment might be coming as soon as a number of extra offers go down.
“We have a particular relationship with [Mahomes] and his agent. We’re in fixed communication,” Veach stated Thursday, through Pro Football Talk. “It’s a type of issues — and I feel coach [Andy Reid] hinted on this in his final press convention — the place as quickly as one man will get carried out, it is sort of the blueprint and the mannequin. And a number of years later, it is jumped and exceeded.
“But I feel that this group and the connection we have now with Pat will at all times be working to make it possible for we’re doing proper by everyone. There will probably be a pair extra contracts that also need to get carried out — Burrow and Herbert — and as soon as they do, I feel you sort of have a look at every little thing and assess the place you might be and what you are able to do and take it from there.”
For what it is price, Spotrac has a projected contract for Burrow that pays him $48.1 million in AAV with a six-year, $288.9 million contract. Meanwhile, Herbert is projected by the location to fetch a six-year, $279 million contract with an AAV of 46.5 million. Whether or not these offers are near the one’s that they finally signal, it is virtually sure that Mahomes’ adjustment will surpass them and re-establish the highest QB within the NFL because the highest-paid QB within the NFL. And that seems to be one thing the Kansas City brass is gearing up for.
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