Patrick Mahomes taking home $64,285 per pass attempt outshines Brock Purdy’s per game earning by $12,383 this season

Since drafting Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs have been steadfast in their commitment to elevating their star quarterback’s legacy, both on and off the field. Nevertheless, despite an impressive performance in his second season, Brock Purdy, drafted as the 49ers’ last-round pick, is still awaiting the recognition and financial compensation commensurate with his contributions to the San Francisco 49ers.

As the spotlight shines on quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Brock Purdy, who both played pivotal roles in leading their teams to Super Bowl LVIII, a stark contrast emerges when examining their earnings.

Patrick Mahomes’ earnings compared to Brock Purdy show stark contrast

Patrick Mahomes and Brock Purdy may have similar roles on the field, but their salaries paint contrasting pictures. Patrick Mahomes’ salary per pass attempt greatly exceeds Brock Purdy’s earnings per game this season. Mahomes has an impressive $64,285 per pass attempt, surpassing Purdy’s per-game earnings by a substantial $12,383.

The disparity extends beyond just this season. The 28-year-old inked a groundbreaking restructured contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, securing a staggering $210.6 million between 2023 and 2026, making it the most lucrative deal in history over a four-year span, per

In contrast, Purdy’s four-year “cost-effective” contract with the San Francisco 49ers amounts to a modest $3,737,008.

Purdy’s salary for the season includes bonuses, totaling a mere $870,000. While Mahomes stands to rake in nearly $60 million this year alone, Purdy’s earnings pale in comparison.

Travis Kelce outshines both Mahomes and Purdy

As the dust settles from the Baltimore Ravens’ exit from the Super Bowl race, quarterback Lamar Jackson finds himself overshadowed after his MVP buzz loses momentum. While all eyes are on the anticipated showdown between Patrick Mahomes and Brock Purdy, there’s a surprising contender stealing the spotlight—Chiefs’ tight end, Travis Kelce.

According to reports from Instagram accounts “espnbet” and “espnnfl,” the public sentiment favors Kelce over both Mahomes and Purdy for this season’s MVP title, adding an unexpected twist to the narrative.

Throughout the regular season, Mahomes showcased his prowess with 4,183 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. However, Kelce’s significant contribution cannot be overlooked, as his 93 receptions for 984 yards played a crucial role in Mahomes’ success.

The dynamic duo of Mahomes and Kelce already made history this season, breaking the record for the most playoff touchdowns by a pair in NFL history, surpassing the feat of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. 

In contrast, Purdy’s impressive performance with 4,280 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions, alongside running back Christian McCaffrey. Meanwhile, McCaffrey himself is making waves as an MVP contender, a title Purdy also aspires to claim.

With each player showcasing their talent and determination, the battle for the coveted title promises to be one for the books.

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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