Three players the Packers could target due to Patrick Mahomes’ huge deal.
Patrick Mahomes’ new mega-deal changes the game for quarterbacks in the NFL. But the news of his new 10-year contract not only impacts the Kansas City Chiefs and their Super Bowl ambitions over the next decade, but also each team around the league. And that includes the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers don’t have to worry too much about quarterback contracts in the immediate future. Aaron Rodgers is already under contract on a relatively new deal until the end of the 2023 season. The next time we could be discussing an upcoming contract for a QB could be Jordan Love in three to five years.
But Mahomes’ deal could potentially have an impact on the Packers. No longer can the Chiefs build a team around a star quarterback on a rookie deal. They’re now paying a lot of money to keep the Super Bowl MVP, but there is only so much cap room to go around. Now that they’ve paid their quarterback, keeping other star players on their roster won’t be so easy.
The Chiefs’ loss could be the Packers’ gain. Here’s a look at three current players on the Chiefs who the Packers could target in 2021 as a result of Mahomes’ huge deal.