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MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.

Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs recently signed the largest contract in the history of sports. On Monday (July 6), news broke regarding the NFL player signing a 10-year contract extension worth $503 million.

The quarterback’s deal also comes with  $477 million in guarantee mechanisms and a no-trade clause, making the football star “the first half-billion-dollar player in sports history,” according to Steinberg Sports.

The Kansas City Chiefs confirmed Mahomes’ deal in a statement on Monday where CEO Clark Hunt called Mahomes “one of the most prolific athletes in all of sports.”

“With his dynamic play and infectious personality, he is one of the most recognized and beloved figures to put on the Chiefs uniform,” Hunt said. “He’s an extraordinary leader and a credit to the Kansas City community, and I’m delighted that he will be a member of the Chiefs for many years to come.”

 In a statement, Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach said that keeping Mahomes has been a priority.

“I’ve said from the beginning that Patrick is one of the most impressive players I’ve ever scouted, but I don’t think anyone could have envisioned everything he’s brought to our football team and community,” Veach said.

“His abilities are so rare, and to couple that with an incredible personality is outstanding.” Back in February, Mahomes was named the Most Valuable Player following the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win, which was the first championship for the team in 50 years.

The 24-year-old  marshaled the Chiefs to overcome a deficit in the second half for a victory.

 

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.