Sam McDowell: Patrick Mahomes’ comfort with his paycheck will be tested (and shape Chiefs’ future)

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The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the days after he signed the richest contract in North American sports, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes texted a teammate. Chris Jones had been in search of his own contract extension that summer of 2020, and Mahomes’ message to him correlated the circumstances of the two. “I left some (money) on the table for you,” Mahomes wrote, as Jones recalled. Jones would later tell that story in a virtual news conference after his own payday had come to fruition. He had a smile on his face, but he was restraining from rolling his eyes at the notion. Wait, how did a half-billion-…

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