Patrick Mahomes put Kansas City Chiefs’ fans out of their misery when he helped the team win the Super Bowl LIV in Miami in 2019. In doing so, Mahomes ended a 50-year wait for Chiefs’ fans to finally reclaim the Super Bowl trophy.
Pat ‘Showtime’ Mahomes orchestrated a stunning fourth-quarter comeback to claim a 31-20 win over Kyle Shanahan’s San Francisco 49ers.
The 2018 NFL MVP award winner was rewarded with a massive 10-year contract on Monday. As per the latest revelations, Mahomes will earn up to $503 million in the next 10 years if he meets the performance-related clauses in his contract.
But what does this extension mean for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs as a whole? Are they taking too big of risk by tying down a player to such a long contract? Here’s what a certain NFL expert thinks.
Colin Cowherd was first asked about how many wins will Pat average over the next 12 years with the Chiefs. “I’ll go with 11. Now, I think the Chargers and Denver have real defenses and I think they both found their quarterbacks. You know, you look at Tom Brady and you go ‘What does Tom Brady average?’
“About 11 or 12 and that’s playing against really poor built franchises. So 11 wins over 12 years on average, that’s mostly winning your division every year and always almost making the playoffs,” Cowherd said.
He further gave his prediction on the number of Pro Bowl appearances that Mahomes will make till his contract ends in 2031.
“10. That’s the number for Brady and Brees, so 10. So I’m giving him maybe an injury year. You know, there’s a lot of talent – Trevor Lawrence, Deshaun Watson, Lamar Jackson. Who knows what Joe Burrow is? Tua too. The AFC has really been, over the last couple of years, the inferior quarterback conference.
“But by the end of next year that might not be the case because a lot of guys can sling it,” Cowherd added.
The popular sports fanatic further compared Mahomes to Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger. He predicts Kansas City Chiefs to win eight AFC titles in the next twelve years. Pat Mahomes will face tough competition from reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens this year.
It will be interesting to see how he copes against emerging QBs in the AFC such as Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals), Phillip Rivers (Indianapolis Colts), and of course, Cam Newton (New England Patriots).