Colin Cowherd sometimes forgets that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes actually exists.
Maybe we need to give Colin Cowherd the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps there’s a mental ailment of some kind at work that brings up moments of forgetfulness that causes him to overlook Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Or even better, maybe he just realizes that Mahomes is so much better than any other player in the National Football League that he doesn’t even need to mentioned him.
We bring this up because Cowherd, a talking head in the world of sports (in case you’re unfamiliar), recently posted the following on Twitter. The omission is glaring:
Russell Wilson is an obvious inclusion there. Tom Brady is, too, although we should be honest about his trajectory this late in his career. Drew Brees is understandable as well. Then suddenly we’re getting into wishful thinking territory. Kyler Murray should be much better in his second NFL season but his ranking at No. 4 takes some serious projection there. And Goff at No. 5 is being a bit of a homer, so we can only assume Cowherd just loves his Rams.
That said, it’s still silly for Patrick Mahomes to not be on this list—or really any list that has anything to do with the quarterback position. Accuracy? Yep. Arm strength? Of course. Leadership? In spades. Vision? Confidence? The “it” factor? Running ability? Yes and yes and yes and yes. In other words, it’s all there.
Patrick Mahomes is not only the single most popular player in the entire sport, but if you laid out the opportunity to reset the NFL and each team had the chance to take a single player, 32 of 32 teams would take Patrick Mahomes at No. 1. There’s no one else and it’s not even close. In fact, no one else would even be considered by any other team, including Russell Wilson or Aaron Donald or Michael Thomas.
Perhaps there is a weird category somewhere in which Mahomes would not be the top ranked quarterback that Colin Cowherd could make up—best footwork for a left-handed quarterback or best old white quarterback or best quarterback whose last name begins with an ‘L’ or ‘X.’ Other than that, Mahomes is missing for no good reason and Cowherd has done it once again.