Bears: Burning questions about the Kansas City Chiefs

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5. Patrick Mahomes is obviously on track to sign a major contract extension. What do you anticipate the numbers for this extension will be and how will this impact how the Chiefs continue to build the roster as time goes on?

Oleszczak: If I’m not mistaken, Russell Wilson is currently the highest-paid player in the NFL and he makes $35 million a year, maybe? So, if the Chiefs pay Mahomes before Dak Prescott makes his dough, my guess is they offer between 37-40 million a year. It’s going to be a massive payday for the reigning MVP, but he’s earned every penny of it.

Takeaway: Mahomes has produced on the field over the last two years and it should translate to his bank account over the next few months. There has already been talk of him signing a historic extension that could see him make nearly $200 million dollars over the course of five years. However, there are factors that will play into Mahomes’ final numbers that he could receive this offseason.

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Guys like Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott are also in line to receive extensions and that means that Mahomes number could be impacted in a way that he asks for money considering the fact that he’s clearly a much better quarterback than Prescott has shown to be. Regardless, the Chiefs are willing to pay Mahomes this money if it means that he’s able to keep them in contention for the next decade and a half.