The Chiefs are ready to give quarterback Patrick Mahomes a contract makeover during this offseason, and according to PFT, he could once again become the highest-paid player in the league by Week One. When asked about his contract status after Wednesday’s OTA practice, Mahomes emphasized his desire to strike a balance between personal compensation and maintaining a high-quality team in Kansas City.
Mahomes stated: “Me, my agent, and the team always keep open communication. We try to do whatever is the best for the team. But, obviously, I want to do what’s best for myself as well. But at the same time, I’ve always said, I worry about legacy and winning rings more than making money at this moment.
“But I know we keep communication, we see what’s going on around the league. But at the same time, I’ll never do anything that’s going to hurt us from keeping the great players around me. So, it’s kind of teetering on that line.”
Although Mahomes is likely to regain the title of the highest-paid quarterback, he stressed that his motivation isn’t solely driven by money. “It’s more of, you just want to do whatever to not hurt other quarterbacks whenever their contracts come up. You want to keep the bar pushing. So, it’s not about being the highest-paid guy, it’s not about making a ton of money. I’ve made enough money where I’ll be set for the rest of my life.
“But, at the same time, you’ve got to find that line where you’re making a good amount of money but you’re still keeping a lot of great players around you so you can win these Super Bowls and you’re going to be able to compete in these games.”
He praises Chiefs organization
Ultimately, Mahomes emphasized the importance of open communication between himself, the team, and the Chiefs’ management to ensure that the best team takes the field and everyone receives fair compensation. He praised the organization’s commitment to building a strong team, saying, “We just try to make sure we have the best team on that football field and everybody gets what they deserve.”
Mahomes wants to set a new standard for quarterback contracts while ensuring that future players are not negatively affected. Through open communication with the Chiefs, Mahomes seeks to create a winning team where everyone receives their fair share.