Patrick Mahomes is the NFL’s best QB
With all of the talk about Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, or Josh Allen being “him” this offseason, was there any doubt that Patrick Mahomes was listening?
Did Allen and Herbert play well? Yeah, they really did. Allen led the Bills to a 31-10 whomping of the defending champion Rams but turned the ball over twice and Buffalo’s staff continues to call designed runs for him with the flawed assumption that he can’t be injured.
Herbert looked good against the Raiders throwing for 297 yards and 3 touchdowns but rode the wave of a defense that sacked Derek Carr 6 times and lost top wideout Keenan Allen in the process to a hamstring injury. Also worth noting that Mahomes and the Chiefs outscored the game total of the Chargers-Raiders affair 44-43.
Burrow? Let’s not even waste much time on this: 4 picks, 1 fumble, and a loss at home to the Steelers.
Mahomes is still, without question, the créme de la créme of NFL quarterbacks. Much of the talk surrounding the Chiefs offense coming into this game was that the Chiefs’ offense would look different without star wideout Tyreek Hill. Some expected the Chiefs to look more balanced, but in all reality that’s just a nice way of saying the team would be less explosive without a true threat to take the top off of opposing defenses as Hill can.
Well, how did that go? 360 yards and 5 TD passes later, Mahomes remains undefeated in season-opening games at 5-0 while continuing to disprove naysayers who believe that the QB is a product of the talent around him. The talent around Patrick Mahomes thrives off of his generational talent, not the other way around. After his fourth touchdown pass of the day, CBS cameras caught Mahomes glaring at Kliff Kingsbury on the Arizona sideline alerting him that he was indeed putting on a master class in quarterbacking for all of those in attendance and watching at home.
Aaron Rodgers struggled against the Vikings without Davante Adams. Tom Brady posted 212 yards and a 53.4 QBR against the Cowboys. While the league’s QB play is certainly something to be excited about and something that will generate competitive contests all throughout 2022, there is only one guy who is “Him”. That’s Patrick Mahomes.