Patrick Mahomes signed the most luxurious deal in sports history earlier this week; does that open up a Saints’ window to target some Chiefs players?
If you haven’t heard by now, the Super Bowl reigning champions made a massive deal this week. The Kansas City Chiefs signed franchise quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a 10-year contract, but can the New Orleans Saints profit off of that?
The contract Mahomes signed was worth approximately $503 million over the course of those 10 years. That means that on average the Chiefs will have to pay Mahomes $50.3 million every year out of their salary cap.
With a record-breaking contract of that magnitude, it doesn’t leave a lot left to surround him with other stars. In fact, there will be some players in the near future who will be traded or let walk in free agency due to lack of cap room.
However, given how the league is set up, the Chiefs could likely manage ways around the cap issue to keep their most-coveted assets.
This is where the Saints step in.
There is a championship-winning team with players they won’t be able to afford, the Saints should make a jump on that NOW. Here are three players the Saints could trade target due to Mahomes’ massive contract.