It’s starting to seem like there’s nothing Patrick Mahomes can’t do but the Chiefs think there are definitely some things he shouldn’t.
That list includes playing basketball. A video went viral earlier this week of Mahomes spinning around other players as he goes in for a layup.
While it’s an impressive display of Mahomes’s athleticism, Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach wants him to be a bit more careful with his off-season activities.
“The problem with Pat is he does everything 100 mph and so dang competitive,” Veach said. “I was like, ‘Hey man, you’re breaking a lot of ankles out there. Don’t break your own.’ And he was like, ‘No, no, we got that.'”
Veach said the call was a “light-hearted discussion” and Mahomes took it humorously.
Which he should, considering there’s been speculation that Mahomes could ultimately sign the first $200 million contract in NFL history when he is eligible for an extension after next season.
Veach said during a wide-ranging interview Thursday that some of the financial decisions made dating back to last offseason were done with Mahomes in mind, such as the way the franchise structured contracts and how they approached free agency and the draft.
“We were prepared for Pat to have success and be a franchise quarterback,” Veach said, “so this process of structuring ourselves for the next three, four, five years started about a year ago.”