The downward spiral for more than a century, when they started in the American team sports to pay athletes for their work. Really rich, you could not be then, even if the hundred dollars earned by the first Generation of professionals in the National Football League (NFL) per game, would be today, the twelve-fold value.
Because the sports goes to the bones. An average career in the NFL is after a little more than three years. The more impressive of the contract, the Quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the case of the Kansas City Chiefs has signed. Runtime? Ten Years. The financial size? Theoretically, almost half a billion dollars gross. Or the equivalent of more than two million per game.
The deal, whose complicated Details of guarantee payments and performance-related bonuses since Monday to be dissected in Public, was confirmed by Mahomes on Twitter: "We stay together. For a long time,“ he ordered in a video together cut know. Meanwhile, the media celebrated Online the paper as a "record contract".
the Numbers are sound and smoke
The previous front-runner on the list: Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks with $ 35 million per season. The 24-year-old Mahomes is right to be a top earner, is considered to be uncontested. Of the nearly 1.90 meters large game designers "with an arm like a rocket" (USA Today) and spectacular Football instincts won in February in his third professional year, the Super Bowl. A year previously, he had been as the best player of the season award.
But whether he will get a lot of money actually, is a different matter. An expert like Bill Barnwell from sport TV channel ESPN came in its analysis of the deal with your lots of If and But to the following statement: "the way the Whole is structured, I think that the Treaty of 183.4 million dollars at the end of a six-year and then both sides negotiate."
game money for media reflections
The rest of the 300 million, called Barnwell "play money". Mainly intended to use Pavlov's reflexes in the media. In fact, the professional Baseball Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Dodgers with his 2019 contract of twelve years and a total of 426,6 million dollars remains unchallenged at the top of the salary scale in American team sports. Because of this amount, no conditions are attached. Even if the Centerfielder injured in the meantime, he gets his fee.Updated Date: 07 July 2020, 14:20