Patrick Mahomes responds to Killer Murray’s contract extension: ‘I made enough money on the football field’

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Patrick Mahomes’ contract extends for 10 years, worth $503 million Kansas City Chiefs The year 2020 was the richest decade in sports history and made him the highest-paid player in the NFL. But two years later, neither statement was true.

On Friday, Mahomes responded to news of Kyler Murray’s approval of a Five-year contract extension of $230.5 million With the Arizona Cardinals, saying he is not interested in a changing market.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass back to Jerick McKinnon (1) during the AFC Championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Jan. 30, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo.
(AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

“When I signed my agreement, I knew I would go on with life no matter how the market was [went]He said via ESPN.

“You just keep playing. Money is one thing, but when you get the Super Bowl rings — at the end of your career, I think that’s going to be the thing to look at again. I think I’ve made enough money on and off the football field too that it won’t It matters at the end of the day.”

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Mahomes dropped to the fourth best player in the league for 2022 with $45 million, behind Aaron Rodgers ($50.3 million), Kyler Murray ($46.1 million) and Deshaun Watson ($46 million).

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Keeler Murray throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys Jan. 2, 2022, in Arlington, Texas.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Keeler Murray throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys Jan. 2, 2022, in Arlington, Texas.
(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Extended with heads topped Los Angeles Angels outside Mike Trout Stadium 2019 contract worth $426.5 million. But a report in January 2021 said Lionel Messi topped the two deals with a record 4-year, $670 million contract signed with FC Barcelona in 2017.

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But he said Mahomes’ focus is more than money.

“You always want to get paid and take care of your family, but I want a great team around me too,” he said.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks to pass during the AFC Championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals on January 30, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks to pass during the AFC Championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals on January 30, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri.
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Murray echoed that sentiment on Friday at a news conference, saying his “goal is to win trophies.”

“It’s crazy because everyone is trying to make money,” Murray said. “I know people won’t believe me, but I don’t do it for the money. … I’m just focused on football.”

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