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Kansas City (AP) - NFL mega-earner Patrick Mahomes has joined the Kansas City Royals from Major League Baseball as a partner.

It is an honor for him, said the 24-year-old superstar of the National Football League. "I love this city and I love the people in this great city. This enables me to deepen my roots in this community."

The Royals and Mahomes did not disclose details. How large its proportions are remains open. Just about three weeks ago Mahomes signed a new contract with the Chiefs from Kansas City, which will be hard to beat in terms of superlatives.

With the salary for the two upcoming years of his first contract, Mahomes will receive 477 million US dollars (around 421.3 million euros) by the 2031 season, according to information from several US media. These can grow through bonuses to up to 503 million US dollars (around 444 million euros). The ten-year deal is the most valuable contract in the sports world.

Mahomes is the youngest quarterback in NFL history, who won the Superbowl and the award for best player of a season (2018) before his 25th birthday. In February of this year he triumphed with the Chiefs in the final in Miami against the San Francisco 49ers. It was only his third season in the NFL. But he also has a connection to baseball: Mahome's father played a total of eleven years in Major League Baseball from 1992 to 2003 for six different teams.

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