‘Patrick Mahomes’ is the biggest name in the world of sports right now. His bumper 10-year contract extension with Kansas City Chiefs made headlines in America on Monday.
The 2019 Super Bowl LIV MVP stands to earn North of $450 million over the ten year period with additional performance-related bonuses attached to his contract. If he meets all those clauses, he can earn up to $503 million. As per reports, the Mahomes deal with Kansas City Chiefs is the biggest sporting contract of all time. He will reportedly earn a massive $39.1 million per year which puts him above Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson who makes a reported $35 million per annum.
However, what does the ‘Patrick Mahomes deal’ mean for other star QBs in the NFL such as Dak Prescott, Kyler Murray, and of course, NFL 2019 MVP – Lamar Jackson?
Lamar Jackson had a stellar 2019 season with Baltimore Ravens. The dual-threat QB started his rookie season as a backup to Joe Flacco but replaced him after the latter suffered an injury in 2018.
He led the Ravens to the 2019 NFL playoffs. Lamar Jackson became the youngest quarterback to start in a playoff game but failed to lead his team to last year’s Super Bowl in Miami.
Despite that, Lamar was unanimously voted as the NFL MVP for 2019 ahead of Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes. The 23-year old boasts a pass completion percentage of 63.7 with 4,328 passing yards. He rushed for 1,901 yards and registered 12 rushing TDs over the course of his first two seasons with the Ravens.
The Louisville-graduate has 19 wins in 22 NFL starts. However, stats aside, the youngster is also known for his hard work and dedication. He’s adored by his teammates and helps build camaraderie amongst all members on the Ravens roster.
Lamar has just one year left on his rookie contract. He will be up for extension talks with the Ravens towards the end of the 2020 season. Mahomes’ mammoth 10-year contract will certainly pave the way for Lamar’s negotiations with Jon Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens. Will the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner land a bigger deal than Patrick Mahomes?