Football player Patrick Mahomes just landed the most lucrative deal in sports history, according to his agent.
The Kansas City Chiefs’ wunderkind quarterback has signed a massive 10-year extension contract worth $450 million, ESPN reported. Under the contract Mahomes—who led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory in February with a stunning three-touchdown run in the fourth quarter—will stay with the Chiefs until at least the 2031 season. Terms of the agreement guaranteed him $63 million at time of signing and, coupled with the two years left on his existing contract, an additional $477 million over the next 12 years.
It’s a record-breaking payout for Mahomes, who began his NFL career just three years ago, and whom Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated have already likened to the next Michael Jordan of the sports world.
On Instagram, Mahomes’s agent posted a photo of the quarterback, captioned, “First half billion dollar player in sports history. Largest contract in sports history. First time NFL player has been the highest paid player in sports history . . . History made.”
Meanwhile, as Mahomes moves forward with his half-billion-dollar deal, the NFL’s 2020 season hangs in limbo. The season is scheduled to kick off on September 10 in Missouri, which in recent weeks has seen spikes of COVID-19 cases.