Patrick Mahomes' $503M Contract Bans 'Every Physical Activity' Possible

“I’ll probably be sticking with football and video games for now,” he says.

SportsRadio 610 Staff
July 07, 2020 - 4:15 pm

In signing the most lucrative contract in sports history, Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes did have to make a few concessions.

Such as making sure he doesn’t participate in any activity whatsoever off the football field that could risk his health.

“I still don’t think I’m allow to play basketball,” Mahomes said on The Drive on 610 Sports Radio on Tuesday afternoon, a day after finalizing a 10-year extension worth up to $503 million. “I’m sure baseball is not going to be allowed as well. I know there’s a lot of them. They have like everything from jet skiing to, I don’t know what all the things are. I read a lot of them. It’s pretty much every physical activity you could possibly do.”

Of course, Mahomes has a plan.

“I’ll probably be sticking with football and video games for now,” he said.

In the aftermath of news breaking about his record deal, Mahomes was bombarded with congratulations from many, including Lakers star LeBron James, former Heat star Dwyane Wade and peers in his own sport in Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

“I texted with a lot of people, a lot of crazy people I never thought I would talk to in my entire life,” Mahomes said. “It’s just the numbers that text me that I have zero idea who it is, and they congratulate me. I just say, ‘thank you.’ I have no idea. I’ve given this number to somebody. Everybody from Trae Young to D-Wade to LeBron, guys in our league, Deshaun, Brees, all these guys, everybody is congratulating me from all different sports leagues. It’s really cool to see that not only am I getting support from guys in our league but also throughout the entire world.”

After winning the league MVP in 2018 and then leading the Chiefs to a Super Bowl to conclude the 2019 season, the 24-year-old Mahomes has a simple goal: continue to be himself.

“My dad texted me asked me if it set in earlier,” Mahomes said. “I was like, ‘Not really.’ To me, I feel exactly the same. I’m going to go out there and be the same person and same athlete that I’ve been since Day 1. It’s never been about the money to me. It’s been about going out there and having success and building a legacy and doing it the right way. And I feel like now, I have that security knowing that the Chiefs believe in me and they believe in me long term. I can go out there and be the person I am on and off the field and have that trust and belief in me the whole time.”

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