KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs will reportedly use a fifth-year option with Super Bowl-winning quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Yahoo Sports senior NFL writer Terez Paylor tweeted Thursday morning a source had told him the team plans to exercise the option.
The Chiefs have exercised QB Patrick Mahomes’ fifth-year option, a source tells Yahoo Sports.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 30, 2020
NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted the move leaves Mahomes under contract through 2021, though the team is hoping for a much longer deal to be reached.
The #Chiefs have exercised the fifth-year option for star QB Patrick Mahomes, source said. Now under contract through 2021... and the team hopes for much longer. The biggest no-brainer imaginable.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 30, 2020
The Chiefs drafted Mahomes in the first-round of the 2017 NFL draft out of Texas Tech University.
This is a developing story and will be updated.