Angels’ star Mike Trout more deserving of being highest paid athlete than Patrick Mahomes

Mike Trout. Los Angeles Angels (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images)
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Patrick Mahomes II vs Mike Trout: Overall Winner

As much as any sports fan needs to love Patrick Mahomes II, and he has every opportunity to become on of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time, this discussion comes down to who deserves to be the highest-paid athlete of all-time. Can you really judge such a thing based on two years of contributions to the game?

Meanwhile, Mike Trout already ranks among the greatest players to ever play the game of baseball and is entering the prime of his career having already produced statistics that could garner him a Hall of Fame nod. While he hasn’t won a title or even had much success in the postseason, it’s also hard to omit his worthiness over a team accomplishment.

With all this in mind, there is one thing that is readily apparent. Despite still holding the crown as baseball’s highest-paid player, Mike Trout is still drastically underpaid for what he brings to the game. Mahomes meanwhile will have the pressure of delivering on that contract in a game that longevity isn’t always achievable.

As such, and maybe because we are an Angels’ site, after all, the feeling here is that Mike Trout is more worthy of holding the title of the highest-paid athlete in sports. Had Mahomes signed this deal a few years down the road, with more of a track record to stake his claim, this conversation would have been a bit tougher.

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In the end, Mahomes holds the title and now has to earn it, at least until the next big cheese comes along.