May 01, 2020 12:17 AM

KC uses fifth-year option on Mahomes

Posted May 01, 2020 12:17 AM
<b>Patrick Mahomes.</b> Photo courtesy the Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes. Photo courtesy the Chiefs

By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are exercising their fifth-year option on Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, a person familiar with their decision told The Associated Press, though both sides remain optimistic that they will agree on a long-term contract before the start of the season.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs had not announced the move.

Teams are allowed to use a fifth-year option on players selected in the first round of the NFL draft.

If the Chiefs are unable to sign Mahomes to a long-term deal, he would be due a base salary of $25 million for the 2021 season.

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NFL renews Thursday night streaming deal with Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has renewed its streaming deal with Amazon for Thursday night games for three years.

Amazon Prime Video and Twitch also will have exclusive streaming rights to one additional regular-season game in 2020.

Amazon Prime Video and Twitch will stream 11 Thursday night games broadcast by Fox, giving access to more than 150 million paid Prime members. The regular-season weekend game streamed on those outlets will be played on a Saturday in the second half of the schedule. That game will be made available on free television in participating teams' markets.