As expected, the deal will be the richest contract in National Football League history. The person spoke to the AP on terms of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Neither the team nor Mahomes's agents immediately responded to the Daily Mail's request for confirmation.
What is interesting is the possibility Mahomes' monstrosity of a deal could be potentially tied to a set percentage of the salary cap, instead of a set yearly average.
The total value of Mahomes' deal also makes Mahomes the richest athlete in sports.
A 10-year agreement is almost unheard of in the current era of free agency when some players are signing shorter deals to get more bites at the free-agent apple - think Kirk Cousins in Minnesota.
With a payout of at $477.6 million over the next 12 seasons, Mahomes will have the largest contract in American professional sports.
In addition to helping the Chiefs win their first Super Bowl championship in 50 years, Mahomes has established numerous National Football League and team passing records since becoming the full-time starter in 2018. For his effort, which included 286 passing yards and being responsible for three touchdowns, Mahomes was named Super Bowl MVP after downing the San Francisco 49ers. He sat out for most of his rookie season behind starter Alex Smith, starting in only the season finale when the Chiefs rested their starters.
The Chiefs made a bold move in the 2017 draft, jumping up from the No. 27 overall selection to No. 10, where they landed Mahomes, who was regarded as a talented but raw prospect out of Texas Tech.
Mahomes put up 4,031 yards to go along with 26 touchdowns and five interceptions during the 2019 season.
Mahomes is unmarried, but he and longtime girlfriend Brittany Matthews have reportedly been together since high school.
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