They may be rivals in one of the most brutal games on the planet.
Two of football’s most talented quarterbacks faced off on Thursday as the NFL kicked off its 2020 season. With the game tied in the second quarter, Watson took off on a third-down run near midfield.
After scrambling out of bounds, Watson took a quick breather on the bench — on the Kansas City Chiefs sideline.
Deshaun Watson takes a seat next to Patrick Mahomes on the bench 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/CgIVNhDBIO— Ari Alexander (@KPRC2Ari) September 11, 2020
It turns out the Houston Texans quarterback spotted spotted Mahomes and decided to share a moment with his rival after failing to pick up the first down.
There’s a lot of talent on that bench. And a lot of riches. Watson signed the second-richest contract in NFL history this offseason, a deal that will pay the two-time Pro Bowler $160 million over four seasons.
The richest? That rightfully belongs to Mahomes who secured a league MVP and Super Bowl MVP trophy in his first two years as a starter in the NFL. Now he has a contract that tops out at a whopping $503 million over 10 years.
While the two are set to battle in the AFC for years to come, they clearly have an appreciation for each other.
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