By Brian Allee Walsh | Sun Herald
However you slice Patrick Mahomes’ blockbuster deal, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is going to make a boatload of money over the next 12 seasons, upwards of $500 million by all accounts.
Call it the NFL’s version of a stimulus check in this pandemic strapped world.
And to think only eight short years ago, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees signed a five-year, $100 million deal that made him the highest-paid quarterback on average in NFL history at the time.
How times have changed!
Brees’ deal included $60 million in guarantees, including a $37 million signing bonus. He celebrated the historic occasion by lunching at one of his Jimmy John’s sandwich shoppes — extra mayo on the Ultimate Porker.
Brees’ deal came on the eve of training camp in July 2012 and capped a tumultuous offseason, months after the league handed down unprecedented franchise-wide sanctions in the wake of Bountygate that included the season-long suspension of coach Sean Payton. ...
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