Twitter came alive with all kinds of hilarious responses to Patrick Mahomes’ staggering new extension.
Ten years. A full 10 seasons. That’s how long the new contract extension is for Patrick Mahomes from the Kansas City Chiefs, and that doesn’t even include the two years left on his current rookie deal. In other words, Mahomes is going to be around for a very, very long time in K.C.
Chiefs Kingdom, of course, wouldn’t have it any other way.
To date, Mahomes has won a regular season MVP, a Super Bowl MVP, and a Pro Bowl MVP award. He’s joined the elite 50/5,000 club, meaning he threw 50 touchdowns and surpassed 5,000 passing yards, in his first full season as a starter. Mahomes is 24-7 as a starter for the Chiefs with 76 touchdowns and 18 interceptions, and his career passer rating is an obscene 108.9.
With Mahomes seemingly locked up for life, it wasn’t surprising to see Twitter come to life with responses to the shocking terms of the contract for the former NFL Most Valuable Player. There were a lot of well-wishers and some of them also made us laugh. Here’s a rundown of some of our favorites.
Journeyman quarterback Josh McCown had one of the wittiest replies on Twitter by contrasting his own experience with the job security enjoyed by the franchise face of Kansas City.
Some other players, including Chiefs past and present, weighed in on the contract.
From there, some other responses were just hilarious and deserve to be mentioned.
Mahomes will be in his mid-to-late thirties by the time this contract is over. It’s a mammoth deal in every way, but it’s proportional to the impact that Mahomes has had on this franchise and the surrounding region. He’s a role model to so many and a leader on this team. As long as Mahomes is under center, the Chiefs will be listed among the favorites to win a Super Bowl. That’s worth the sort of commitment made by team owner Clark Hunt on Monday.