Top Athlete On Cover Of Time's '100 Most Influential People'

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named to the 2024 Time 100 'Most Influential People' list and will be among the individuals featured on one of the covers promoting the list, the magazine announced on Tuesday (April 16).

Mahomes, 28, is just two months removed from winning his third Super Bowl and third Super Bowl MVP during the Chiefs' 25-22 win against the San Francisco 49ers, but claimed he thinks he's "nowhere near" G.O.A.T. status yet.

“You have to build a consistency of a career,” Mahomes said via Time. “You see that in any sport. I’ve had a great run. I think I’ve done a great job so far. But it’s hard to take away from what Tom [Brady] did for so long, what Peyton Manning did, or Aaron Rodgers. There are so many guys, they were at such a high level for such a long time. In order to be in that conversation, you have to do that on a year-to-year basis. You can’t take it for granted that you did it the year before.”

Mahomes is also one month removed from agreeing to a restructured contract in order to create an additional $21.6 million in cap space, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported at the time. The former Texas Tech was set to earn a base salary of $9,850,000, a roster bonus of $34,900,000 million and a workout bonus of $1 million, while carrying a cap hit of $58,608,269 and a dead cap value of $114,146,314, according to USA TODAY.

Kansas City will aim to become the first team in NFL history to win three consecutive Super Bowls in 2024. Mahomes threw for 333 yards, two touchdowns and one interception on 34 of 47 passing in the Chiefs' Super Bowl LVIII win.

The three-time Super Bowl NFL MVP threw for 1,051 yards, six touchdowns and one interception on 104 of 149 passing in four games this postseason, as well as 5,135 yards, 41 touchdowns and eight interceptions on 456 of 672 passing in 18 career playoff starts.

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