Shannon Sharpe suggests $1bn Patrick Mahomes extension to Chiefs after Bengals’ Joe Borrow golden contract

Patrick Mahomes, with two Super Bowl titles under his belt, is one of the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL. However, he is still not the highest-paid QB. This title belongs to Joe Burrow who recently signed a $275 million contract with the Bengals and became the highest-paid player in the league. 

Undoubtedly, Patrick Mahomes also deserves a golden contract like this, especially after his performance in last night’s game. He finished with 226 yards on 21 of the 39 passes against the Lions. After watching his performance, NFL analyst Shannon Sharpe didn’t hold back and demanded the Chiefs offer a massive extension for Mahomes.

Shannon Sharpe suggests $1bn Patrick Mahomes extension idea to Chiefs

Shannon Sharpe, former defensive end and current NFL analyst tweeted that the Kansas City Chiefs need to reconsider Mahomes’ contract and offer him a $1 billion extension.

He expressed his respect for Mahomes by stating that he is one of the best quarterbacks and deserves a 10-year contract extension. 

“Chiefs should give Mahomeboy 10yrs a Billion dollars…I’m being 4 real. He’s the best QB and it isn’t as close many think.”

Because Mahomes is one of the best quarterbacks in the league, everyone thinks that he is being underpaid. This is not the first time Shannon has spoken about it. He had also mentioned the prospect a few days back.

During his debut appearance on “First Take” on Monday, Sept. 4, Pro, Shannon Sharpe said that Mahomes has a bargain contract.  “Mahomes took that bargain contract just so you can have guys like Travis Kelce, and Chris Jones, and you can pay those guys. Pay Chris Jones his money,” Shannon said.

Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes (via Getty)

This is indeed a fact. The Chiefs quarterback did restructure his contract so that the team can also keep other great players on the roster. But Shannon believes that this needs to end now and the team should offer him the biggest contract.

NFL community agrees with Shannon Sharpe’s Patrick Mahomes suggestion

The whole NFL world agrees with what Shannon Sharpe said. Currently, Mahomes holds a $450 million contract with the Chiefs. He earns an average annual salary of $45 million.

On the other hand, many other quarterbacks in the league get paid way more than him. Currently, Joe Burrow is the highest-paid quarterback who earns $55 million average annual salary. Second on the list is Lamar Jackson ($52 million), then Jalen Hurts ($51 million), and Russell Wilson ($48.5 million), each earning more than the Chiefs superstar.

All these quarterbacks are remarkably talented, but the success Patrick Mahomes has achieved at this young age is incredible. Therefore, soon after Sharpe tweeted, fans started replying that they agree with him regarding Patrick Mahomes’ contract extension.

Let’s wait and watch whether the Chiefs will do something about it or not. For now, all the focus of the team is on winning every regular season game as they officially kicked off their NFL 2023 journey yesterday.

Maheen Zaib

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