KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There has been a whirlwind of changes to the Kansas City Business Journal’s Highest-Paid Athletes List in 2020, which now includes an incredible 20 Kansas City Chiefs players.
Although the reduced number of Kansas City Royals players probably won’t be permanent, the 10-year, $450 million contract extension that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes signed this year will make him the area’s highest-paid athlete for much of his career.
But not yet.
In 2020, Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark moved up one spot to No. 1 on our Highest-Paid Athletes List. His earnings during the 2020-21 season also will make him the 10th-highest-paid player in the National Football League and the second-highest-paid player at his position.
During his 14-year Major League Baseball career, Gordon has managed to put together one of the area’s highest-paying careers — earning $121.15 million, all with the Royals.
Read more on Kansas City athletes’ earnings, including the top Chiefs stars, in the Kansas City Business Journal. A subscription might be required.