Patrick Mahomes extension may come in a year or more, Chiefs co-owner says

Kansas City Chiefs co-owner Clark Hunt said Tuesday he might wait a year before extending the contract of star quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Mahomes signed a four-year, $16.4 million contract when he came into the league and still has one more year left on the deal in which he will be paid $750,000. He is earning $645,000 this season. On the possibility of re-signing Mahomes after Super Bowl LIV, Hunt said he could wait before extending him.

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“There will be a right time sometime in the next 12 to 15 months to extend Patrick, and when I say right time, I mean right time for both the player and the club,” Hunt said, according to ESPN. “I don't want to say necessarily it has to be this offseason, but I will say that it's a priority to get him done.

“I hope Patrick is here for his entire career, and that's going to be our goal.”

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The Chiefs could even prolong things even further by exercising the team’s fifth-year option on Mahomes.

The star quarterback was asked Wednesday about Kansas City and what makes the city special, according to the Kansas City Star.

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“It was the people,” he said. “The people are what really drew me to Kansas City, and what I hope I get to play there the rest of my career there now.

“Just the people and how [they] accept you and how they care more about you as a person than they do as a player. And how much passion they have for the Chiefs, it’s special and it’s somewhere where I want to be for the rest of my career.”

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Mahomes, who already has an MVP and an All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection, is looking to add to his trophy case with the Lombardi Trophy come Sunday.