The Facts: During an appearance on PFT Live from the Scouting Combine, GM Brett Veach said that the team is still working out the best path to securing a long future with Mahomes. “I think the cool thing about Pat and his agent is they realize he’s gonna make a lot of money, no one operates in the sense of taking the extreme team discount, but Pat is also very cognizant of wanting to be in a place like Kansas City and win a lot of Super Bowls. There are some things to help the team to make sure there’s always talent around him. It’ll take time, it’ll get done,” Veach said.
Diehards Line: In case you haven't been following this one, Mahomes is eligible to sign a contract extension this offseason and there’s little doubt that the Chiefs will do what it takes to ensure he’s in Kansas City for a long time, but there is a question of when that deal will get done. Whatever concessions Mahomes may make at the negotiating table, he will almost certainly be the highest-paid player in the NFL when he signs his next deal. That will create other challenges for Veach, but he’ll gladly accept them if it means more years with Mahomes.