Mahomes has it all at the age of 24. The Kansas City Chiefs player in the American Professional Football League (NFL) has both prestigious individual titles, Super Bowl MVP. 2020 and Best Player of 2018 (MVP). Mahomes plays in the most important position in rugby, center forward (quarterback). And now, Mahomes owns the most expensive contract in history.
On July 6, Mahomes extended his 10-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs with a total salary of $477 million. Along with a 26 million USD bonus depending on performance, the American player can receive a maximum of 503 million USD for a contract lasting until the end of 2031. Thereby, Mahomes becomes the first athlete in sports history. The world owns a contract reaching the half billion dollar mark. In the framework of American sports, Mahomes broke the record of baseball player Mike Trout, who signed a 12-year contract worth $426.5 million with the Los Angeles Angels.
Talking about rugby, also known as American football, it is a world overwhelmed by money. Just 30 seconds of advertising during the Super Bowl can cost $10 million. But it wasn’t until Mahomes signed a half-billion-dollar contract that rugby could “stand tall” compared to baseball, where players have no salary limit. It is important to know that as of June 2020, the Top 10 biggest sports contracts in the world included 9 baseball players (led by Mike Trout) and 1 boxer (Canelo Alvarez with a contract of 365 million VND). USD signed with DAZN). But then Mahomes exploded the $503 million cannon, an unprecedented milestone on the planet.
However, in the American sports industry, there has never been a rugby player leading the income rankings. The position of making the best money often falls to the big names of tennis, boxing or golf. Even Mahomes has never been in the Top 10 highest-earning sports stars in the world. The 24-year-old player’s current salary of 25 million USD/year cannot be compared to football superstars like Ronaldo (35 million USD/year at Juventus) or Messi (33 million USD/year at Barcelona). But with the new contract, Mahomes will double his salary and soon join the world’s highest-paid athletes.
In the realm of rugby, Mahomes’ $503 million contract is an unbelievable record. Because Aaron Rodgers’ old record was only $191.5 million (signed with Green Bay Packers in September 2018). However, Rodgers’ contract is only valid for 4 years, equivalent to an income of 47.7 million USD/year. Mahomes’ contract is up to 10 years, calculating an annual income of approximately 50 million USD – not much more than that of Rodgers. The “unbelievable” thing about Mahomes’ contract of the century is the 10-year term for a sky-high salary. Kansas City Chiefs plans to push the player born in 1995 into an icon within the next decade. What Mahomes showed in the Super Bowl in February affirmed the stature of the world’s number one star with his energetic and brave playing style. Mahomes won the title of “Best Player of the Match” when he helped the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers with a score of 31-20.
But because of the duration of up to 10 years, Mahomes’ $503 million contract must be bound by many provisions that ensure the benefits of both sides. There is a “injury guarantee” clause that allows this Texas-born player to pocket at least $140 million in case of a serious injury that forces him to retire from his career. In addition, Mahomes is also favored with the “no trade clause”, allowing him the right to decide whether to leave or stay regardless of whether the club wants to sell Mahomes to another team. However, according to experts, the possibility of Mahomes pocketing the full $503 million is very low because too many terms require this player to maintain peak performance and achievements until the age of 35 or 36.
|Mahomes is banned from playing basketball and baseball Patrick Mahomes just signed a new 10-year contract worth $503 million with the Kansas City Chiefs. And this 24-year-old player will have to strictly comply with the terms of the contract worth more than half a billion USD. Revealing to radio station 610 Sports, Mahomes said: “I will not be playing basketball. I’m sure baseball isn’t allowed either. Not even flying a jet-ski. Pretty much every physical activity was banned and I focused almost exclusively on American football or gaming.”
Full name: Patrick Lavon Mahomes II Date of birth: September 17, 1995 Height: 1m91 Weight: 104 kg Club: Kansas City Chiefs (2017 – present) Title: Super Bowl champion in 2020 Super best player Bowl of 2020 Best Pro Bowl Players of 2019, 2020 Best NFL Players of 2018 Best Offensive Players of 2018 Best NFL Lineups of 2018