The Chicago Blackhawks have had some Patrick Mahomes like contracts

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Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
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Duncan Keith

Duncan Keith is the best defenseman in Blackhawks’ history. He has earned a lot in his long career in Chicago, but one of the most amazing things about Keith is the fact that he has done it all on one contract.

Keith signed his groundbreaking contract in December of 2009, for 13 years and worth 72 million. That is on average 5.4 million a season. That is not bad for a player who would go on to win three Stanley Cups, a Conn Smythe, and two Norris Trophies.

Keith has been carrying the Blackhawks defense that entire time, and he signed a team-friendly contract to go along with it. If the Chiefs find success with Mahomes they will have a similar contract like Duncan Keith. It is a long term deal worth a lot of money, it is hard to imagine that 72 million was a lot for an athlete in 2009, especially when you look how much Mahomes contract is worth.