In 2022, Mahomes lit the way for his fellow quarterback with the most passing yards by Week 11. He blazed in front of Josh Allen with almost 3,500 yards as he demonstrated his elite ability. If Mahomes were a machine he’d be a submarine because his arms are like torpedoes (via ESPN).
The craziest aspect is that he arguably doesn’t have the best receivers in the league. This makes his achievements all the more incredible because he is making his teammates better. They depend on his outstanding talent as he throws passes across the field. That’s why Mahomes is the most valuable player in the entire league.
Mahomes is the best leader in the AFC West right now and motivates his teammates to improve themselves. Many fans had high hopes for the Raiders after Davante Adams reunited with Derek Carr. Meanwhile, some people projected the Broncos to be contenders because they traded for Russell Wilson.
Justin Herbert is playing well for the Chargers but their roster isn’t as strong as Kansas City’s. Furthermore, Mahomes sets the standards that Herbert hopes to emulate. “There is not a throw on the field that he can’t make. He’s able to do everything,” Herbert said. “He’s one of the best to ever do it”(via L.A. Times).
Many great college quarterbacks possess phenomenal physical gifts but don’t have the mental fortitude to make it in the NFL. We’ve seen the likes of Sam Darnold and Carson Wentz flatter to deceive in recent years. Meanwhile, players like Tom Brady and Kurt Warner shocked the world because of their desire to win (via The Big Lead).
Mahomes cemented his place in the latter category because he is a born winner. Some will scoff at this and point to his Super Bowl defeat against the Bucs. They’ll also note that he didn’t play well against the Bengals in AFC Championship in 2021. But he’s back with a vengeance in his best season yet and that took guts.
Mahomes breaks records with a vengeance. These days it feels like he’s unlocking achievements like a teenage boy playing a video game. It’s unbelievable to watch this modern great because he’s blowing previous legends out of the water. Mahomes is outshining the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning with his output.
It may take another couple of rings for analysts to hold him in the same regard as Tom Brady. But if he caps off his best season with another MVP award and a Super Bowl appearance, he’ll be on the right track. In another life, he may already have three rings to his name but there’s surely another on the horizon (via News Press).
Even Mahomes’ rivals respect him because they can’t deny his brilliance. Sports Illustrated asked Jalen Ramsey what he thinks is the quarterback’s best attribute. The Rams star refused to say anything positive about Josh Allen but he waxed lyrical about Mahomes. However, he denied that Mahomes was a one-trick pony in his best season yet.
“One thing? Nah it ain’t just one,” Ramsey said. “It’s a lot of things. He’s probably the MVP front-runner again right now, deservedly so. I mean, what can’t he do?” It’s impressive that even opposition players respect Mahomes because of his profound influence on the sport.