Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes says he is not greedy and his legacy is what really matters to him. In 2020, Mahomes signed a historic 10-year, $500 million extension with the Chiefs. Mahomes acknowledged that taking care of his family is important to him but adds he is earning well enough and there is no need for him to be greedy.
"If you're ticked off making all the money that I'm making, you're probably a little bit messed up," Mahomes said in Peter King's Football Morning in America, via CBS Sports. "I know I'm going to be taken care of for the rest of my life.
Being in this organization and being on the platform that the NFL has given me, I've been able to make money off the field as well." Mahomes, 26, has one Super Bowl, one Super Bowl MVP and one NFL MVP to his name. Mahomes is widely considered as one of the best quarterbacks in the league and his goal is to go down as an all-time great, if not the greatest lf all time.
"If you watch some of the great quarterbacks, man, it's not always about getting the most money. It's about going out there and winning and having a legacy that you can kind of live with forever. For me, that's what I want," Mahomes noted.
Mahomes: Money is good but not the reason why I started playing football
"Obviously, I want to make money and be able to buy everything I want and all that different type of stuff, but that's not the reason I started playing football," Mahomes said.
"The reason I started playing football was to win Super Bowls, to enjoy these relationships that I'm building on this field with all my friends who are my teammates. I think at the end of the day if I do that, I'll be a happy guy in the end." Last season, the Chiefs reached the AFC Championship Game before suffering a surprise defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals on their home field.
The Chiefs had a 21-3 lead before suffering a stunning collapse and losing the game. After the loss, Mahomes was visibly disappointed and promised Chiefs nation that the team would bounce back this upcoming season. This offseason, the Chiefs lost All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Still, the Chiefs are considered among favorites for the Super Bowl.