Cashing In

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    • Patrick Mahomes has signed a 10-year deal worth up to an estimated $503 million.

Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes now has the largest contract in sports history, signing a 10-year extension with the Kansas City Chiefs worth up to an estimated $503 million. The new deal will go into effect in 2022 as Mahomes currently has two years and $27.6 million left on his existing contract. The $150 million in guaranteed money, however, is less than MLB players Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and Gerrit Cole will receive.

Trout, the 28-year-old Los Angeles Angels outfielder, previously had the largest contract after signing a 12-year, $430 million deal in March 2019. MLB players dominate the list of the largest contracts in North American sports history, with Mahomes as the only non-baseball player. Houston Rockets guard James Harden is just outside the top 10 with his four-year, $228 million deal that kicks in next season.

Largest Contracts in North American History 

  1. Patrick Mahomes – 10-year, $503 million (July 2020)
  2. Mike Trout – 12-year, $426.5 million (March 2019)
  3. Bryce Harper – 13-year, $330 million (February 2019)
  4. Giancarlo Stanton – 13-year, $325 million (November 2014)
  5. Gerrit Cole, 9-year – $324 million (December 2019)
  6. Manny Machado – 10-year, $300 million (February 2019)
  7. Alex Rodriguez – 10-year, $275 million (December 2007)
  8. Nolan Arenado – 8-year, $260 million (February 2019)
  9. Alex Rodriguez – 10-year, $252 million (December 2000)
  10. Miguel Cabrera – 8-year, $248 million (March 2014)