Patrick Mahomes was in the headlines all throughout the offseason after he bagged a new 10-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. GM Brett Veach handed Mahomes a deal worth almost $500 million (including bonuses).
Mahomes’ new extension will see him stay in Missouri till 2031 at least; in addition, it made him the highest-earning quarterback in the NFL. The Texas-born athlete has repaid the faith shown in him by the Chiefs after starting the 2020 NFL campaign with a series of back-to-back wins.
Under Mahomes, the Chiefs are on a three-game winning streak. Their recent 20-34 win over Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens was a strong statement to rival teams.
Patrick Mahomes was the standout performer on Monday night, and he also managed to catch the eye of someone special.
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NBA legend Magic Johnson tips Patrick Mahomes for MVP season in 2020
Patrick Mahomes is so special and gifted, we cannot take him for granted. If he plays like he did last night all season he will be the MVP!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) September 29, 2020
NBA great and Los Angeles Lakers legend, Magic Johnson, took to Twitter to express his admiration. The five-time NBA Championship winner singled out Mahomes for special praise after his inspirational display against the Ravens.
The 2018 NFL MVP threw for 385 yards, had five passing TDs against zero interceptions. Mahomes has a pass completion rate of 67.8% in the league this year. He’s thrown for 898 yards with nine passing TDs.
The 25-year-old is being touted as a contender for this year’s NFL MVP award along with the likes of Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson, and Aaron Rodgers.
Wilson is currently the favorite right now, but Mahomes could change that in the coming weeks if he keeps playing the way he did on Monday night.
The Chiefs are scheduled to play Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots in Week Four. A Patrick Mahomes – Cam Newton clash will be a treat to NFL aficionados across the globe. Let’s hope the hype surrounding the game lives up to expectations.
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