Patrick Mahomes, champion quarterback with the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowls LIV and LVII, said Wednesday that he is busier in the NFL championships that he can still win and the mark he will leave in the league than in money.
“It’s not about being the highest paid guy, or making a lot of money. I have earned enough money to establish myself for the rest of my life. I have always said it, I am more concerned about the legacy that I will leave and adding champion rings than earning money,” Mahomes stressed at a press conference.
The designated Most Valuable Player of the 2022 season and of Super Bowl LVII affirmed that he will always be open to an improvement in the contract he signed in 2020 that unites him with the Chiefs for 10 years in exchange for almost 500 million dollars, although this is not at any cost.
“My agent, the team and I always keep open communication. We try to do what’s best for everyone, obviously I want to do what’s best for myself too, but at the same time I’ll never do anything that would hurt us so I can keep great players around me. “, he pointed out.
Despite the fact that Mahomes is currently considered the most outstanding active quarterback in the NFL, on the list of his highest-paid peers he is in seventh place with 46 million dollars annually, far from the 52 million that perceives number one, Lamar Jackson, quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens.
“Like I said; it’s not about being the highest paid guy, you have to find that line where you make a good amount of money, but you keep a lot of great players around you so you can win those Super Bowls“, he explained.
According to the player born in Tyler, Texas, 27 years ago that balance is what has allowed the Chiefs to maintain a base with stellar players that have allowed them to play three Super Bowls in the last four years.
“You look at the team and you have guys like Chris Jones, L’Jarius Sneed, Travis Kelce… all these guys that you need to keep around you to get great results, so you make sure you’re taking care of yourself. We try to have the best team and that everyone gets what they deserve”, he concluded.