Patrick Mahomes’ stellar play for the Kansas City Chiefs has earned him respect from the people behind EA Sports’ Madden 22.
Headed into the 2021 NFL season, it should be clear to everyone that the Kansas City Chiefs have arguably the best quarterback in the NFL in Patrick Mahomes.
Over the past two regular seasons, Mahomes has thrown for 8,771 yards and 64 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. And the starting quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs has done all of that while completing a very solid 66 percent of his passes.
In the postseason the past couple of years, a couple of things have happened. First is that Mahomes has continued to be great, throwing for 1,751 yards, 14 touchdowns and just four picks. The other notable thing here is that Mahomes has helped Kansas City make it to a couple of Super Bowls, one of which they won.
So, yeah, the Kansas City Chiefs have a really, really good quarterback. And, according to Madden 22’s rankings and ratings heading into the upcoming season, the Chiefs actually have the best quarterback in the NFL right now.
Mahomes sits at No. 1 with a 99 overall ranking. Check out the entire top 10:
Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes is ranked as the best quarterback in the NFL prior to the 2021 season
It should be pretty clear to everyone that ‘s been paying attention over the past couple of seasons that Mahomes has earned this spot.
Even beyond the past couple of seasons when Mahomes has been a central figure in leading the Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl, Mahomes has been great for Kansas City since he’s had the chance to be the Chiefs’ starting quarterback.
Back in 2018, when Kansas City went 12-4 in the regular season and then lost in overtime in the playoffs against the New England Patriots, Mahomes was electrifying to watch all season. During the regular season, the young quarterback threw for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns while tossing just 12 interceptions.
While many will point to the players surrounding Mahomes or claim that the offensive scheme he plays in inflates his numbers, it should be noted that Mahomes is still making plays that few other quarterbacks can make, regardless of scheme or skill players.