Patrick Mahomes may be the best quarterback in the NFL, but you don’t necessarily get paid that way.
Fresh off winning his second Super Bowl with the Kansas City ChiefsMahomes will enter the 2023 NFL season as the seventh-highest-paid quarterback in terms of average annual salary.
But the two-time MVP doesn’t seem overly concerned with his salary compared to other players at his position.
CHIEFS’ ANDY REID SAYS NFL COULD BECOME ‘FLAG FOOTBALL’ AS RULE CHANGES CONTINUE
«Me, my agent and the team, we always have open communication. And we try to do what’s best for the team, but obviously, I want to do what’s best for myself as well,» Mahomes told reporters Wednesday when asked about his contract «At the same time, I have always said that I am concerned about the legacy and winning rings more than making money right now. We see what happens in the league, but at the same time, I will never do anything to the detriment of us to keep the great players around me. So it’s kind of teetering around that line.»
Mahomes signed a 10-year extension worth $450 million in 2020, becoming the highest-paid player in NFL history.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM
But even though several quarterbacks have surpassed him in terms of annual salary, including Lamar Jackson and jalen hurts this offseason, Mahomes says he’s not motivated to be the highest-paid quarterback in the game.
«No. You just want to do whatever it takes to not hurt other quarterbacks when their contracts come in,» Mahomes said. «You want to keep the bar pushing.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
«It’s not about being the highest paid guy. It’s not about making a lot of money. I have made enough money where I will settle for the rest of my life. At the same time, you have to find that line where you’re making a good amount of money, but you still keep a lot of great players around you, so you can win these Super Bowls, and you can compete in these games.»
Mahomes could fall further down the quarterback salary list like Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals and Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers Approach new business.