Raiders will be subject to Patrick Mahomes for the next decade

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The Las Vegas Raiders will now be officially subject to Patrick Mahomes for the next decade-plus.

The Las Vegas Raiders can’t be feeling too good about their chance of coming out on top in the AFC West for the next decade following Monday’s announcement about Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

As first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the superstar quarterback is being given a whopping 10-year extension that will end up clocking in at over $400 million.

It’s expected to become the largest contract in North American sports history and will keep Mahomes in Kansas City for the next decade. And for teams in the AFC West, that isn’t the news that they likely wanted to hear today.

Mahomes is the best quarterback in the NFL and at the age of just 24, he’s possibly already put together a resume befitting of a Hall of Famer. He is arguably one of the greatest talents the league has ever seen.

And now the Raiders will be forced to deal with him for at least another 12 seasons (his 10-year extension plus the two years remaining on his current contract).

Mahomes has had no trouble tearing up defenses all around the NFL, but no team has provided an easier challenge than the Raiders. His career numbers against the silver and black are better than his numbers against any other team.

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In four games against the Raiders, Mahomes is 4-0 with 11 touchdowns and just one interception. He’s thrown for just shy of 1,200 yards and completed over 60 percent of his passes. Simply put, he’s been unstoppable.

Given that the Raiders are forced to play him two times a year, that’s the equivalent of chalking up two losses before the season even begins. And now, that will be the case for the next 10 years (obviously dependent on the guarantees in his contract).

Mahomes was always going to get his big-money extension — he 100 percent deserves it. But few expected a deal of this magnitude. The money was expected, the length was not.

It’s hard to see this as anything other than a bad thing for the Raiders and the rest of the AFC West that will be subject to playing him twice a year for the foreseeable future.

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And no team has felt Mahomes’ wrath more than the Raiders. Now they’ll be feeling it for the next 10 years.

You hate to see it.