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The NFL Network’s Top 100 list is an annual joke that drops in the summer to drum up conversation. While it’s bad each year, it’s never quite been this mockable.
Here’s the top 10 (try to hold it together):
Here you have it! 👏
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) July 30, 2020
Patrick Mahomes is 4th, lol.
Okay, let’s just get it out of the way: once No. 4 was revealed, we all should’ve turned the channel.
There hasn’t been an NFL player so clearly at the top since Tom Brady in 2007. Patrick Mahomes arguably shouldn’t even qualify for this list — he’s not that much better than the rest. A more intriguing list would be the “Top 100 after Patrick Mahomes.” If voted on my respectable humans, of course; not these trolls.
32 out of 32 NFL GMs would draft Mahomes first overall. About 29 of them would move cities to do so.
Mahomes is the best player in sports. Either these players who voted are jealous hacks or they were incentivized to vote like morons to get the sports world talking. By the way, if it’s the second, the joke is on them because sports media is too obsessed with the NBA’s restart today to dive into the ranking for more than a few minutes.
Also, how is Deshaun Watson 20th? He is a star despite a coach/GM who has no business holding either title. Watson just wins. There’s no way in hell anyone alive thinks Travis Kelce (18) or Chandler Jones (15) is better.
If we are using the draft argument, Watson is going, at worst, fourth behind Mahomes, Russell Wilson, and Lamar Jackson. He has a strong case to go second after Mr. Number 4, Patrick Mahomes.
Carson Wentz didn’t even make the list. Apparently, it didn’t matter he led his team to the playoffs throwing to a bunch of bloggers. When healthy, Wentz is a top-five QB. Yet, Brandon Brooks made the list over him. (No, I didn’t make that name up.)
I still can’t get over Mahomes not ranking No. 1.
This list lost any credibility it had left.
No one despises cancel culture more than I do. I abhor it. It’s nothing but a bunch of losers looking to make others as miserable as they are. But this list warrants it.
At least Fred Warner made it, right?