Patrick Mahomes Named the Number 1 Player in the NFL
This weekend marks the end of the NFL Preseason, with the 2021 regular season starting next month on Thursday, September 9.
Over the past few years, one of the final events of the preseason is NFL.com releasing the list of Top 100 NFL Players for the upcoming season. The list is comprised by votes of current NFL players.
For the first time in his career, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was ranked the #1 player in the NFL. Mahomes has led the Chiefs to two consecutive Super Bowl appearances and passed for over 14,000 yards in his first four seasons.
NFL.com says the following about Mahomes:
"Mahomes reaches the pinnacle of the Top 100 after consecutive No. 4 rankings and adds another accolade to a young resume that has seemingly accomplished everything already.
In 2020, Mahomes threw for 4,740 passing yards and 38 touchdowns in 15 games (14-1) to lead the Chiefs to their third straight AFC West title and grinded through an injury-laden playoff run to Kansas City’s second Super Bowl appearance in as many seasons.
Mahomes is winning at a historic pace in his three seasons as a starter with a 38-8 regular-season record and 6-2 playoff record. Although he didn’t match the numbers of his MVP season two years prior, Mahomes was noticeably improved in the advanced details of the QB position in Year 4, improving on his throwing accuracy and his ability to make plays on the run.
Everything Mahomes does on the football field seems to have an exciting appeal, and at just 25-years-old, he’s being recognized as the NFL’s best player with plenty of time to get even better."
The Top 10 NFL Players for 2021 includes four quarterbacks:
#1 Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs (ranked #4 in 2020)
#2 Aaron Donald, DE, Rams
#3 Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
#4 Derrick Henry, RB, Titans
#5 Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs
#6 Davante Adams, WR, Packers
#7 Tom Brady, QB, Buccaneers
#8 DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Cardinals
#9 T.J. Watt, OLB/DE, Steelers
#10 Josh Allen, QB, Bills
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