Patrick Mahomes gets PAID! Kansas City Chiefs QB restructures his deal and will earn a guaranteed $210.6m between 2023 and 2026 – the most money of any player in NFL history

Patrick Mahomes will earn $210 million from now until 2026 in restructured deal with Chiefs


Patrick Mahomes has restructured his Kansas City Chiefs contract to ensure he earns a guaranteed $210.6million between 2023 and 2026, it has been reported.


The two-time Super Bowl champion is widely regarded as the best player in the NFL and his reworked contract reflects that, scooping him the most money in league history over a four-year period.

Adam Schefter of ESPN, who first reported the news, also revealed that Mahomes’ agent Chris Cabott will sit down with the Chiefs again after the 2026 season to further negotiate the player’s terms.

Mahomes is not the first quarterback to sign a big-money agreement in the NFL in recent weeks, after Joe Burrow extended with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Burrow’s agreement put Mahomes down to eighth in annual average salary among quarterbacks, but his new deal rises him back up to among the top stars in the NFL.

Mahomes will make $56.85 million this season, $44.5 million next season, $50 million in 2025 and $56.76 million for the 2026 season.

Mahomes set the market with his original extension with Kansas City, which remains the largest overall deal in the NFL. But several quarterbacks had since passed him in average annual value: Deshaun Watson with his $230 million deal with Cleveland last year; Jalen Hurts with his $255 million deal with Philadelphia; the Ravens’ Lamar Jackson with a five-year, $260 million extension; Justin Herbert with a five-year, $262.5 million extension with the Chargers; and just recently, the Bengals’ Joe Burrow with a five-year, $275 million contract.

The Chiefs were waiting to see how the market for Herbert and Burrow would play out before reworking Mahomes’ deal.

They also were trying to reach an agreement with All-Pro defensive tackle Chris Jones, who held out through Week 1 before finally agreeing to a reworked deal for this season that got him back on the field for Sunday’s win in Jacksonville.

Mahomes has been regularly asked about his contract situation, especially while Jones was in his holdout. And he continually said that would rather have a fair deal that gave the Chiefs financial flexibility to surround him with talent – and win more than the two Super Bowl titles already on his resume – than become the highest-paid player in the league.

Evidently, the Chiefs believe they can do both.

Mahomes is coming off perhaps the best season of his career, throwing for a franchise-record 5,250 yards along with a league-leading 41 touchdown passes and only 12 interceptions.

He also proved his toughness once more in the playoffs, when he hurt his ankle in the divisional round against the Jaguars but the led the Chiefs all the way to the Super Bowl.

Mahomes aggravated it against the Eagles but still rallied Kansas City from a second-half deficit to win his second Lombardi Trophy.

Mahomes was selected by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2017 Draft, and has since gone on to win a Super Bowl ring in 2020 and 2023.

In both games, he earned the Super Bowl MVP award, and he is a two-time league MVP too.

This season, the Chiefs stuttered in their opening game to fall to the Lions, but the Mahomes-led offense were back to winning ways on Sunday to beat the Jaguars 17-9.


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