In the world of football, the contracts of the players are a hot topic, especially with the staggering amount of money involved. Every year, there are players who sign the highest-paid contracts in NFL history. But, who has the highest guaranteed contract in the NFL?
The answer is simple – it`s none other than the Kansas City Chiefs` quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. In 2020, Mahomes signed a 10-year contract extension worth $450 million, with a whopping $141.4 million guaranteed. This makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history, surpassing the previous record of $135 million guaranteed, held by Los Angeles Chargers quarterback, Philip Rivers.
Mahomes` contract includes a $10 million signing bonus, a $21.7 million roster bonus paid in 2021, and a $31.4 million roster bonus in 2022. His base salary for the 2021 season is $990,000, but his average annual salary over his 10-year extension is $45 million.
The 25-year-old quarterback has already proven his worth on the field, leading the Chiefs to their second Super Bowl appearance in two years in 2020. In his first three seasons in the NFL, he has won a league MVP award, a Super Bowl MVP award, and has been named to the Pro Bowl twice.
Mahomes` contract is not only a testament to his talent but also to the Chiefs` confidence in his ability to lead the team to success. His guaranteed money alone is more than the total value of the contracts signed by some NFL players.
Overall, Mahomes` contract sets a new standard for quarterback contracts in the NFL. With his guaranteed money, he surpasses other notable quarterbacks like Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, and Carson Wentz. As the league continues to evolve, one thing is for sure – players will continue to sign massive contracts, and the highest-paid player might change from season to season. But for now, Patrick Mahomes reigns supreme as the player with the highest guaranteed contract in the NFL.