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The Chicago Blackhawks have had some Patrick Mahomes like contracts

Chicago Blackhawks, United Center (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Marian Hossa, Chicago Blackhawks
Marian Hossa #81, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) /

Marian Hossa

On July 1st of 2009, the Chicago Blackhawks made their best free-agent signing in franchise history. They went out and added the best available free agent and they gave him a long contract to go along with it.

While a key difference between Mahomes and Hossa is that Mahomes was not a free agent, it does still show up on the field or ice how much these guys matter. Hossa signed for 12 years and 62 million in all. That gave him on average 5.3 million a season.

The great thing about the Hossa contract is that it tied him down to one organization even though the two years before he had been with two different teams. This was the missing piece that helped win the Blackhawks their Stanley Cups, and Mahomes was the piece that one Kansas City their Super Bowl.

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