I'm just worried about a Dan Marino situation. Mahomes is young and has set records and seems to be able to lead the Chiefs to championships for years. Well so did Marino. Marino never had a defense though. Marino never won anything.
If they can add a lock down CB I think it instantly gives them a much higher chance to win. I just want to see Mahomes win one championship. Ramsey would get him that.
I don’t think he will go winless. They will build the team around him year after year and as long as they are at the top of the afc, players will want to go there. They will get over the Patriots hump eventually since Brady and Bill won’t be there forever and Mahomes is young.
Chiefs really only have 1 more year after this to get it going. Mahomes' monster contract will make things a lot more difficult to build a team around him. He's cheap through 2020. He's cap hit this year is 4.5, next year it's 5.2m. In 2021, he'll be owed somewhere around 25m if they pick up the option. They will try to extend him obviously for many years in order to spread the huge guaranteed money, but he's still going to count a ton against the cap starting in 2021.
And that's my concern. I imagine he'll take up 20% of the cap. QBs who take that much of the cap dont win. I dont remember what the exact statistics are but they just simply dont win because the team cant continue to build around them.
I wont be mad at Mahomes wanting a monster contract or them giving him one. They need to. But they have to start drafting well. Offense wont be an issue with him at the helm. They have to nail defensive picks and develop guys. Easier said than done.