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The Lounge>Clark Hunt: The Chiefs Will Begin Contract Negotiations W/Mahomes This Summer
DaneMcCloud 04:00 PM 05-21-2020
https://1053thefan.radio.com/article...ahomes-this-su

Chiefs to Begin Extension Talks with Patrick Mahomes This Summer

The Chiefs plan to begin contract extension negotiations with star quarterback Patrick Mahomes this summer, chairman Clark Hunt said Wednesday evening.

The negotiations are something well be getting into this summer, Hunt said on a Facebook Live event with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. But what he has said and what weve said, both sides is, he wants to be a Kansas City Chief for life, and thats our mentality as well. We want him to play his entire career in Kansas City, and thats what were going to be shooting for.

Mahomes is currently set to count around $5.3 million against the salary cap in 2020 on the fourth year of his rookie contract, but the expectation is hell sign a long-term extension and become the NFLs highest-paid player given all he has accomplished early in his career.

Mahomes, 24, was named the NFL MVP in a spectacular 2018 and followed that up by leading the Chiefs to a Super Bowl title in the 2019 season, during which he threw for 4,031 yards, 26 touchdowns and five interceptions in 15 games in the regular season.

Hunt knows as well as anyone what Mahomes means to his organization.

In terms of special qualities, the thing that really struck me in 2018, the first year that he became a full-time starter for us, was his leadership ability, Hunt said. We knew he had these special physical gifts. We had seen him on the practice field. Wed seen the no-look throws. We had seen the 70-yard bombs, all that stuff Im not sure we had seen the left-handed throw but maybe. But anyhow, we knew we had that. But the pleasant surprise was what a great leader he was at age 23. An NFL locker room is a very difficult place to come into as a young player and lead, but it was very evident that the entire team was looking up to him in his first year as a starter and of course that carried over into this past season.

He has a tremendous amount of humility going back to what I said about leadership qualities. So hes very humble on one hand and very competitive on the other and his teammates all respect him and want to play for him and with him.
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DaneMcCloud 05:13 PM 05-21-2020
Originally Posted by Red Dawg:
That ship has sailed. He's wont sign a reasonable deal.
That ship never set sail: Mahomes was never, ever going to sign a "reasonable" contract.

And why would he?

The guy is being talked about as the greatest NFL player, ever.
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Red Dawg 05:30 PM 05-21-2020
His contract will go a long way in how much we win.
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Bowser 05:34 PM 05-21-2020
Originally Posted by DaFace:
I have trouble believing they'll get it done with all the uncertainty about next season, but fingers crossed.
I'm not up on current NFL contract rules. Are they allowed to negotiate through he season? If they are, I can see an announcement sometime late November/early December of a new contract for some reason.
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scho63 05:38 PM 05-21-2020
Pay him $1 million a year and give him a $40 million a year advertising contract for all the Hunt Family sports and business franchises.

DONE in 1 minute
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prhom 05:42 PM 05-21-2020
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
That ship never set sail: Mahomes was never, ever going to sign a "reasonable" contract.

And why would he?

The guy is being talked about as the greatest NFL player, ever.
I think he meant Chris Jones wont sign a reasonable deal. Not Mahomes.
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DaneMcCloud 05:44 PM 05-21-2020
Originally Posted by Bowser:
I'm not up on current NFL contract rules. Are they allowed to negotiate through he season? If they are, I can see an announcement sometime late November/early December of a new contract for some reason.
Mahomes is under the Chiefs control until approximately March 15th, 2022 which at that point, they'll need to either place the Franchise Tag on him or allow him to hit Free Agency.

He's currently under contract for $5.3 million in 2020 and since he's earned two Pro Bowl berths in his first three seasons, he'll be paid the average of the Top 5 QB's for his 5th season, which will equal the Franchise Tag number for 2021.

If he's Franchised for the 2022 season, the Chiefs are allowed to negotiate a new contract with him until July 15th, 2022.

That said, I seriously doubt that either side will allow the negotiations to continue for the next 2 years.
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DaFace 05:44 PM 05-21-2020
Originally Posted by Bowser:
I'm not up on current NFL contract rules. Are they allowed to negotiate through he season? If they are, I can see an announcement sometime late November/early December of a new contract for some reason.
Yeah, they can. There are some weird rules, but it's certainly not unusual for a player to get an extension during the season.

My concern is more about lost league revenue this year and the impact on the salary cap.
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DaneMcCloud 05:46 PM 05-21-2020
Originally Posted by prhom:
I think he meant Chris Jones wont sign a reasonable deal. Not Mahomes.
Jones shouldn't sign a "reasonable deal", either.
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Graystoke 05:48 PM 05-21-2020
I like that guy Mahomes
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Brody Wa 05:52 PM 05-21-2020
4 years 180 million dollars 120 million guaranteed is my prediction.
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DaneMcCloud 05:55 PM 05-21-2020
Originally Posted by DaFace:
Yeah, they can. There are some weird rules, but it's certainly not unusual for a player to get an extension during the season.

My concern is more about lost league revenue this year and the impact on the salary cap.
It'll be interesting to see what the NFL comes up with in order to combat their loss of a projected $3.2 billion in the 2020 season due to the absence of fans.

There have been all kinds of suggestions for teams to make up lost revenue due to the elimination of fans in stadiums, from covering seats with advertisements to ads and sponsorship on player's jerseys.

I doubt they'll be able to fully cover $100 million per team in lost revenue but they may be able to soften that hit substantially.
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Easy 6 05:55 PM 05-21-2020
Originally Posted by Dartgod:
He wants to be a Chief for life

Yup, back that baby up
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Pasta Giant Meatball 05:58 PM 05-21-2020
Now THIS is a guy that could demand what he wants and change the landscape of contracts. Not that turd Dak
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Chiefaholic 05:58 PM 05-21-2020
If locking up Mahomes long term means that we lose Jones, then so be it. I'd love to have both, but everybody can't be the richest ever at their position and still win a team sport. It would be cool as hell to know for certain the cap will jump enough to sign both and keep the team competitive. But, this damn Covid crap has the entire country in uncertainty.
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prhom 06:00 PM 05-21-2020
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
Jones shouldn't sign a "reasonable deal", either.
Im not saying he should. I was just pointing out that Red Dawg wasnt suggesting anything about Mahomes signing a reasonable deal. No one said anything about Mahomes being unreasonable. Im really interested to see how it works out.
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