Patrick Mahomes Ranks No. 4 on NFL Network Top 100 List, Is Taking Notes

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NFL Network has been doing its annual top 100 players in the league list, as voted by the players. The whole construct is tailor made to generate silly conversations. Mike Evans and Keenan Allen got into a little tiff over who is better. Carson Wentz isn’t even on it. DEBATE. And now we find out that Patrick Mahomes ranks third, behind Lamar Jackson, Russell Wilson, and Aaron Donald. A true folly of democracy.

For his part, Mahomes had a succinct response:

Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson are both very good, but Mahomes is better. I get that Jackson won the regular season MVP and that Wilson has been playing at a high level for longer, but we don’t even need to pull out stats. Mahomes is an absolutely transcendent talent, and now the rest of the league has given him a reason to synthesize a chip on his shoulder. More motivation to whip this trick out in a game, I guess:

Every time the players vote on awards or rankings, they wind up vindicating the judgment of the media.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. As a guy who had Mahomes in 2 fantasy leagues, he did underachieve purely from a stats perspective. There were plenty of games the Chiefs offense could have scored more points, but instead they built a lead and ran the ball. That’s how well stats can lie to you, Mahomes had 1000 less passing yards and 7 fewer passing touchdowns than Jameis Winston. Yet Winston was not re-signed by the Bucs and is currently #2 in New Orleans, while Mahomes got a 500 Million deal.

    Above all ask yourself this question, are there any GMs in football who would NOT trade their QB for Patrick Mahomes?

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