The Kansas City Chiefs don't have a ton of cap room, but they will have to do whatever is needed to sign superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes to the multi-year contract extension he deserves.
Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star is reporting that Mahomes, Brett Veach, and Clark Hunt have started discussing an extension that could potentially be unprecedented, but they don't have a hard deadline on when he needs to sign his contract by.
In 33 starts over the last two seasons, Mahomes has gone an astonishing 26-7, throwing 89 touchdowns against just 20 interceptions while winning an MVP and a Super Bowl in the process.
Even if they need to do some unusual maneuvers, like tying future compensation to salary cap percentage, to get this deal done, Mahomes has proven that he'll produce when called upon. If anything, a contract that tops Russell Wilson's $33 million annual salary could be a bargain for Kansas City.
Mahomes' next contract is going to make the Chiefs wince just a tad when they see just how much of the cap he soaks up, but the decade of high-level production he'll give them will ease the financial burden of his deal.