Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. (Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports)
Kansas City Chiefs fans aren’t happy with Patrick Mahomes’ NFL 100 ranking. Mahomes came in at No. 8 in the league, after being the fifth-ranked player last year.
Mahomes was ranked outside the top-5 for the first time in several years. To be fair to the players responsible for these rankings, 2021 was a struggle at times for Mahomes — he threw a career-high 13 interceptions, something we haven’t seen from him previously.
This offseason, he lost one of his favorite targets in Tyreek Hill, and will be working with a new receiving corps. This year will test Mahomes mentally, and see exactly how quickly he can adjust to new expectations. The AFC West is loaded, as well, which will only make matters tougher.
Chiefs fans angry at Patrick Mahomes ranking
Kansas City football fans are some of the most passionate in the NFL, and for good reason. Mahomes is the future and present of the league, and there’s a good argument he’s the most talented signal-caller in the NFL right now.
So why the low ranking?
It’s due to the unpredictable circumstances mentioned above — new targets, a tough division and a 2021 career-high in interceptions. Mahomes is in prove-it territory, and you can bet he’s using this time as motivation.
As for Chiefs fans, they’ll riot before questioning the Texas Tech product.
Mahomes might throw for 8,000 yards this season.
I get it’s for clicks, for views, all that stuff. Fine, fair enough. But this list is hilariously atrocious.
Herbert, Allen and Mahomes should file a class-action suit. https://t.co/4tvMTmepe7
— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) August 29, 2022
more fuel for the “pat mahomes most underrated player” take https://t.co/QCRr90l4yi
— charles (#1 mahomes truther) mcdonald (@FourVerts) August 29, 2022
Don’t get it twisted Patrick Mahomes is the best QB in the World! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/iyOHZCDDKr
— Brad Henson Productions (@BradHensonPro) August 28, 2022
patrick mahomes is the most important player in the league because defenses are constructed and deployed specifically to stop him
he sees 0.6 less defenders in the box than an average quarterback (most) and two-high shells 11% more often than average (2nd most) on early downs
— Tej Seth (@tejfbanalytics) August 29, 2022
The disrespect is crazy in what world is Mahomes not top 5?
His “down year” is better than Allen’s best season of his career 😹😹
#8? Are the Impractical Jokers writers behind the Top 100 for the NFL? pic.twitter.com/YL4Ob4upxu
— Chiefs Kingdom of the Sioux Empire (@ChiefsKingdomSE) August 29, 2022
— ILuvKCChiefs (@AllInGoodThyme) August 29, 2022
LOL at number 8…starting to remind me of the Steph hate. 🤦♂️
— Jake Kaiser (@FlakyJake10) August 29, 2022
There are many more where those came from.
Mahomes did take a small step back last season, sure. That, paired with some small hurdles in the upcoming 2022 campaign, can bring into question his overall effectiveness.
However, to rank seven players ahead of him is a little much. Most general managers wouldn’t take any players ahead of Mahomes, if they had the chance.
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