Patrick Mahomes is set to bring in the largest contract extension in NFL history whenever the Chiefs get to it.
The timing of such a decision is critical, however, as KC would much rather get ahead of things rather than potentially get on the bad side of their Super Bowl-winning QB.
Chiefs GM Brett Veach realizes this, and stressed how important it is to extend Mahomes prior to his fifth-year option.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) April 17, 2020
“I can never sit here and speak in definitive, so I can’t say that the fifth-year won’t be an option or anything like that,” Veach said, via the Kansas City Star. “It would be hard for me to say that we’d have to use that. If we feel that it’s a priority when you have a great player, and that great player is a priority, to things get done. It’s just hard to put a timetable on exactly when and how that will all work out. But we know and I’m sure he knows that it will get done and it will be taken care of.”
Veach making Mahomes a priority should be music to Chiefs fans’ ears, as a potential dynasty at Arrowhead rests solely on his right arm.
Chiefs view Patrick Mahomes contract as a "priority" but no timeline in place https://t.co/RHj7PHM1VL
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 16, 2020
No timeline was specifically given, but Veach’s wording should give fans confidence that such a deal is on his calendar.
The two sides will be at the negotiating table soon enough.