This is your Barker's Chris Muller.
Earlier this week, the Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes came to terms on an extension that will keep the homes in Kansas City for the next decade.
And if he hits, every incentive contained within will pay him just north of half a $1,000,000,000.
Mahomes is, of course, the 2018 NFL M V p in the reigning Super Bowl M v P.
So it's safe to say that he is very much worth the richest contract in American team sports history.
However, there are several other NFL stars that are currently very underpaid relative to their production but are poised to cash in with mega deals on their next contract.
Let's take a look at three of them right now.
The first is Pittsburgh outside linebacker TJ.
What? What is the best and most important player on a resurgent defense that managed to carry the Steelers to a Nate Nate record last year despite the team not having the services of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for nearly the entire season? What has 27 a half sacks in his last two years in the NFL and he led the league with 59 total pressures in 2019 Mawr even than Los Angeles is Aaron Donald.
Chris Godwin didn't get the publicity going into the 2019 season.
Mike Evans was the more heralded of Tampa Bay's wide receivers.
But Godwin, at this point might be the better of the two, especially after an 86 catch, 1333 yard season that featured nine touchdowns in just one drop in 121 targets.
That last figure was the best in the NFL for any pass catcher.
With that many targets on the season, with the hyper accurate Tom Brady coming to the bay, Godwin could see his stats go up even more and be poised to cash in on a huge deal after this season.
The last player on this list is the reigning M V P, with more Jackson.
Baltimore's conundrum with Jackson is simple.
He's hyper productive, incredibly talented and looks like he has plenty of room to grow as a quarterback.
How long they should commit to him, however, is a mystery because no great player at the position has run the ball as often as Jackson has his 1st 2 years in the league.
If Jackson can prove that he can stay healthy and continue to develop a za passer, the sky truly is the limit for him as a player on the field and in terms of the kind of contract that the Ravens will happily give him, especially if he's able to start notching some playoff wins.
So there you have it.
Three NFL stars, currently underpaid, were poised to cash in with mega deals.
The next time they sign their names on the dotted line for your barker, I'm Chris Muller.