A former Texas Tech Red Raiders star is breaking the bank… as expected. Patrick Mahomes has agreed to a 10-year extension with the Kansas City Chiefs, as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The deal is reportedly worth $400 million.
Mahomes played three seasons for Kliff Kingsbury and the Red Raiders before skipping his final season to head to the NFL Draft where the Kansas City Chiefs traded up to pick Mahomes No. 10 overall.
Mahomes sat for most of his rookie season before taking over in 2018 and went on to lead the Chiefs to the AFC Championship Game, while also being named the NFL MVP and a First-Team All-Pro.
Incredibly, he topped that in 2019 when the Chiefs went to the Super Bowl and beat the San Francisco 49ers 35-24, including being named the Super Bowl MVP and leading Kansas City to its first Super Bowl Title in 50 years.
Mahomes was projected to sign a record-setting extension this offseason, but the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to hold things up, albeit temporarily. In two full seasons he has thrown 76 touchdowns and 18 interceptions, while passing for over 9,400 yards.
Mahomes has kept in close contact with his alma mater, like this past season when he purchased a block of season tickets to Red Raiders game as part of a community outreach program.
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