For the 2023 NFL season, the Kansas City Chiefs team will not rest on their laurels, so they have already begun to make a team that allows them to defend their title of champions. To do this, they have bet on signing talent in free agency, but to have the necessary money, they had to make an adjustment in the contract of quarterback, Patrick Mahomes.
According to ESPN, the franchise converted 12 million dollars of bonus that the passer had, to a gratuity per signature, which freed up to 9.6 million in the salary cap established for 2023 and thus continue with the construction of a vast and competitive roster.
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The Chiefs’ breakthrough in free agency
After beating the Philadelphia Eagles in February, and thus conquering Super Bowl LVII, Kansas City came to glory in a game in which Mahomes was consecrated as the Most Valuable Player, a recognition that put him above Tom Brady as the youngest to win both distinctions twice.
However, the need to stay on top forced the franchise to make important operations in free agency, such as signing offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor for four years and 80 million dollars and even parting with elements such as JuJu Smith-Schuster, who will play with the New England Patriots.
For this reason, the team had to focus on squeezing the largest contract they currently have, and thus replace both the casualties that have already occurred in the squad, as well as the reinforcements they had projected to cover the positions where they had more difficulties during last season.
Enthusiasm for free agency
During the week, Patrick Mahomes sent a mysterious message on his Twitter account prior to the start of NFL Free Agency, which began on Wednesday, although there have already been great movements prior to the start.
On his Twitter account, the Kansas City Chiefs player sent a message where he indicates that he knows something that everyone else has not deciphered.
“The NFL is going to be wild this coming week,” Mahomes wrote where he accompanies the text with a couple of popcorn box emojis to show that he will be enjoying every moment of this week.