I really don’t know who came up with this list but they really need to re-do it. There is no way Lamar is better than Mahomes. In fact, I don’t think Lamar is a top 4 QB in the NFL. Spoiler alert, the boys are doing our own rankings, by position, and I can guarantee none of us has him at #1 or even top 3…
Last year, the Ravens went 14-2 and Lamar had a good season. He passed for 36 touchdowns and only threw 6 picks. Those are great numbers until you realize he only threw for 3,100 yards. He was 22nd in the league in passing. As for rushing, he was 6th in the league going for 1,200 yards and 7 TDs. Don’t get me wrong, 4,300 total yards and 43 total TDs is a good season, but as James said when I complained to him about the rankings, “One good season doesn’t make you the best in the NFL.”
Now, the part we all can agree on. Patrick Mahomes got screwed! We all can agree he is the best QB in the NFL and he should have been #1 on the top 100. Despite the knee injury, which everyone worried he would struggle to come back from, he led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory. He threw for 4,000 yards, 26 TDs and 5 picks, but I think he would have thrown at least 34 if it wasn’t for the injury.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed watching Lamar play last year, he is a human highlight reel. So is Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes led his team to a Super Bowl even after a knee injury. Mahomes has back to back impressive seasons while Lamar had this one but doing a lot of it on the ground. I think Lamar has potential to be the best player in the NFL but right now, there is no way he is better than Patrick Mahomes and the NFL needs to fix that!