Chiefs QB Mahomes confident payday is coming

Patrick Mahomes’ confidence seems founded considering he could become the highest-paid player in NFL history before the calendar flips to 2021.The 2018 NFL MVP and reigning Super Bowl MVP has two seasons left on his rookie contract, which might go down as one of the biggest bargains since Russell Wilson spent three years under the million-dollar mark with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson signed a four-year, $140 million extension last July.But Mahomes, the 10th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, doesn’t sound like he’s in any rush to catch up with Wilson, currently the league’s highest-paid passer.”I want to be a Chief for a long time,” Mahomes said Friday. “I want to have a contract that says that and then I can go out there and know I have that security and everything like that. I understand and trust the Chiefs’ organization and everybody in it will handle it the right way. I trust my representation that they’re going to ease my mind and let me go out there and just love the game that I’ve loved playing.”Whenever it happens, it happens.”Team chairman Clark Hunt said in January, as the Chiefs were preparing for the Super Bowl, that a long-term extension might not happen for “three months, six months.”

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