KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hours after being released from the Kansas City Chiefs roster, offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz was still protecting his former quarterback Patrick Mahomes, this time on Twitter.
In response to a tweet thanking Kansas City for his time with the team, someone criticized Schwartz departure and blamed Mahomes’ 10-year $503 million dollar contract extension.
The tweet has since been deleted, but said:
It’s official Patrick Mahomes greed is gonna end his career I mean he deserves the money but 50 mil a year is gonna make it to where you can’t have 2 pro bowl top 5 tackles but I’m assuming he knew that when he signed the contract… well hopefullyDeleted Tweet
Schwartz’s response to the critic was just another reason why he was so beloved in Chiefs Kingdom.
In his tweet, he explains that Mahomes’ deal was not the reason he was released. Instead, he directed the blame to the lower salary cap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schwartz may not be suiting up as a Chief next season, but fans will continue to hold him in high regard.