Patrick Mahomes was tricked.
By the time Mahomes, the Kansas City Captain’s superstar quarterback, signed his historic half-billion-dollar contract, some praised him for not taking all the market-valuable sums he had received. he deserves it.
There is a story that says Mahomes signed a friendly contract with his teammates to help the chief keep his comrades together so they can win at the dynastic level.
They won the Super Bowl in 2020 and many believe they will not be defeated. That’s how the franchise seems to be a machine.
Fast forward to Wednesday.
Not only have the captains failed to win another Super Bowl since then, but they’re now starting to lose troops from the team that was supposed to stay together because Mahomes offered discounts to captains in their ill-fated hometown .
Into Tireek Hill.
Like a car on the streets of New Jersey, he’s gone!
After the Chiefs refused to return Mahomes’ largest – and most important – weapons, Hill was traded to the Miami Dolphins for a cargo boat. The captain has five picks in the draft round: one in the first round of 2022 (29), one in the second round (no 50) and one in the fourth round, plus fourth and sixth round picks in the draw. draft next year.
But the Dolphins won the grand prize. Hill is a six-time Pro-Bowl recipient.
Sure, Hill can make Mahomes one of the most dangerous full-backs because of his pace and ability to get off the field for big game-changing games.
Since Mahomes became the Chiefs’ starting QB, he has linked up with Hill for 41 touchdowns, the second most by a duo receiving a QB during that time.
Hill sent packing is not the game plan. The Chiefs are said to be the Rolling Stones, playing together for many years. But now they look more like The Supremes.
That’s why players have to stop with the concept of doing everything to help the franchise do business.
Does not make any sense.
Plus, you can’t control what other players want to do with their careers in the long run. And ultimately, teams do what’s best for the organization.
Sure, the goal is to win. But a team almost always wants to win on its terms because ownership controls the pursuits.
Say what you want about Green Bay Packers full-back Aaron Rodgers, but he took his market van and made every penny. He is not worried about anyone or any situation other than himself.
There could have been a conversation where it took less than Rodgers to make sure there was enough money left over for worldwide recipient Davante Adams.
Rodgers takes it from him and the Pack tries to tie up Adams as well. Despite being offered more money to stay at GB, Adams still wanted to leave so he could reunite with his college defender, Derek Carr, in Las Vegas.
Moral of the story: Don’t worry about team finances or try to figure out what your teammates want to do with their lives and careers.
After consecutive MVP awards, Rodgers should have been the highest-paid QB in the league.
And his new deal — a three-year, $150 million deal with all funds guaranteed — makes him the highest paid at $50.272 million each. Deshaun Watson, the new Cleveland Browns QB, comes in second with $46 million. Mahomes, who is much younger than Rodgers and more accomplished than Watson, comes in third with $45 million.
Certainly, Mahomes was naive to believe that playing less meant he would stand a chance of winning not just one title, but possibly three or four consecutive Rugby Super Cups.
True, Hill won’t take long to hang on and hope that the Captain wins more Super Bowls.
Hill’s approach was correct. He wants to get paid – even if that means going to an AFC team that doesn’t appear to be on the championship roster even though he’s on the roster.
But Hill, with the Super Bowl ring in his back pocket, got a four-year, $120 million contract extension ($72 million guaranteed).
This should be a lesson for NFL players going forward. You should be selfish and only worry about yourself.
You can’t control what the franchise will do after signing you. You can’t get your teammates to stick to your plan, especially when it doesn’t include them getting cash out.
Hill must have a big smile after the transaction. And Mahomes may have had his egg.