1. Patrick Mahomes
It seems ridiculous that even one person ever wrote Mahomes off. Fans spoke about him as a lock for the Hall of Fame after his first Super Bowl win with the Kansas City Chiefs. The franchise hadn’t won the coveted prize for 50 years, but their quarterback inspired them to glory. They had a second shot at gold in 2021 but fell dismally short against Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, it was the worst performance of Mahomes’ short career.
The Chiefs were inconsistent at the start of the following season. Mahomes escaped criticism at first but then whispers began about the changes in his displays. However, they ruthlessly turned a corner. One game against the Raiders showed Mahomes at his ruthless best. He completed 35 of 50 passes for 406 yards with five touchdowns (via CBS Sports). Also, he didn’t throw a single interception in the strong showing.