When sitting on the NFL’s mountain, it frequently can be elusive inspiration. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has discovered a few, because of the NFL’s annual list of the top 100 players in the NFL.
Mahomes arrived at No. 4, behind Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (No. 1), Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 2), and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (No. 3).
Mahomes took notice of the result, tweeting an emoticon of a pencil and a notepad.
While he’s unmistakably not the fourth-best player in the league, the position is reasonable, given the mechanics of the procedure that creates the annual list. During the previous season, an as far as anyone knows wide area of players are approached to list the top 20 players in the NFL. During the 2019 season, Mahomes didn’t have a similar sizzle that he had in 2018, thanks in enormous part to the way that he missed various games with a knee injury.
Undoubtedly, Jackson and Wilson spent much of November and December moving for MVP votes, with Jackson developing as the obvious decision when the Ravens made sure about the No. 1 seed in the AFC, powered by a 14-2 record. Jackson turned into the consistent MVP, and the close consistent All-Pro quarterback.
In any case, those subtleties easily become lost in a list aggregated before Mahomes started the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl win in quite a while and divulged as training camps open. The final result is an apparent slight of Mahomes, and it clearly will give him a healthy kick in the butt when kicks in the butt would somehow or another be elusive.
Not that Mahomes required a kick in the butt, however his response demonstrates that it can’t hurt as the Chiefs attempt to maintain a strategic distance from the different elements that have kept a group from rehashing as Super Bowl champion since the Patriots won two out of a column somewhere in the range of 2003 and 2004.