Patrick Mahomes is now the highest paid player in sports history.
The Kansas City Chiefs and the third-year QB agreed on a contract extension that will have Mahomes under center in Arrowhead through 2031, a 10-year deal atop the remaining 2 years currently on his contract.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is worth a whopping $450,000,000, the richest contract in the history of sports.
Compensation update: Patrick Mahomes’ 10-year extension is worth $450 million, sources tell ESPN.
The injury guarantee is $140 million, per source.
The contract does not contain language that ties its value to a percentage of the salary cap.
Richest deal in sports’ history.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 6, 2020
Mike Trout of the Angeles held the previous top sport with his contract worth $426 million.