The Simms quarterback countdown, No. 1: Patrick Mahomes

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We’ve counted them down from No. 40 to No. 1. And at No. 1 is a guy who likely will be at or close to No. 1 for all of his career.

The 2018 NFL MVP and the 2019 Super Bowl MVP, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the best in the game.

He can do it all, and he does it all. Mahomes throws from any arm angle. He throws from any body position. He throws from the pocket. He throws on the run. He throws while backpedaling. He throws off either foot, or no feet. He throws with either hand. He throws without looking. He eventually may throw from behind the back.

And he keeps getting better.

So get used to seeing Mahomes at or near the top of this and any list of the best quarterbacks in football. Still only 24, he’s got plenty of years left — and he’ll have plenty of trophies, titles, and accolades by the time he’s done. Possibly including the best to ever do it.

22 responses to “The Simms quarterback countdown, No. 1: Patrick Mahomes

  1. NOPE !!!! Drew Lock is #1 !!! Ok Ok I’m a diehard Broncos fan since time immemorial.. but I’ll give Mahomes his due though, He’s definitely the best (for now). Should be a fun year in the AFC West. Good luck to (my brother-in- Law’s team) KC and (my team) the Broncos. Oakland and SanDiego (yes that’s where they belong), can forget about it !!

  2. We’ll find out how good he is when his salary goes through the roof and he has less talent around him.

  3. The Best” ever? Let’s not put the cart before the horse. He is the best QB in 2020, no doubt. But he will have to throw for 70,000+ yrds, 600+ TDs and have 6 rings also.

  4. “NinersFan1973 says:
    June 25, 2020 at 1:47 pm
    Wow, what a bold choice… 🙂”

    At least he got one of the 40 right…

  5. The Best” ever? Let’s not put the cart before the horse. He is the best QB in 2020, no doubt. But he will have to throw for 70,000+ yrds, 600+ TDs and have 6 rings also.

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    The rings are the only ones I’d say no to. Brady still isn’t the GOAT though. That being said just by default, assuming he stays healthy, he will probably play in a season or 2 of 18 game regular seasons. So most of his career will be 17 game seasons. Giving him, if he plays as long as Brady / Brees, a free extra 2 to 3 seasons just by the extra games he will play.

    The rules also aren’t going to suddenly slant heavily towards the defense so it will only keep getting easier for the offense. He will probably break 6000 yards in a season as well. Won’t be surprised if he breaks 60 TDs as well.

  6. No way Mahomes is number one. He was below .500 in college. He went to Texas Tech. They never put out any good QB’s. He played in an offense in college that doesn’t put out pro type QB’s. He played for a coach that didn’t have a record of putting out good QB’s. I read all kinds of stuff like this before he was drafted. It was written by experts too. Andy Reid didn’t buy into it. He must have been one of the few who actually watched the tape. Now Andy gets to go into the HOF. Sometimes there’s safety in numbers. Sometimes you get in trouble when you stray from the herd. But not every time. Andy left the herd and wondered right into the HOF. There’s a lesson in this. Watch the tape! The tape never lies.

  7. dmca12 says:
    June 25, 2020 at 1:54 pm
    We’ll find out how good he is when his salary goes through the roof and he has less talent around him.
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    I think we already found out how good he is. 2 years in a row hes shown how good he is. 50 tds one year and a super bowl the next year. I’m no chiefs fan but I can admit this kid is legit and has to be considered the best in the game.

  8. “But he will have to throw for 70,000+ yrds, 600+ TDs and have 6 rings also”

    Don’t confuse longevity with “best QB”. And unless I’m mistaken, there were 52 other players, plus coaches on those SB teams.

    It takes a good to great QB on a team of great players and coaches to win a Super Bowl.

  9. When I try to decide who is the best current QB, I ask myself…”What QB would you want on your team, right now?”

    That would be Mahomes.

    Brady has the rings and the stats, but that is all in the past. All that matters when choosing the current best is the next game and the next season.

  10. After 30+ years of Marty heartbreak, Herm Edwards, and then the Pioli regime, it’s nice to finally feel good about your team 😎

  11. I remember watching his first win. Andy had kept him on the bench most of his rookie year. He put him in for, I think, the first time in game 15 or 16. Mahomes just put the nails in Denver. I thought, OMG, what is this?

  12. These days winning the SB is all about winning it with a highly talented QB on his rookie contract. That allows a team to build talent around him. I bet 10 years from now we will look back and see that most of the SB’s will be won by teams with the QB still on his rookie contract. So all said, it’s the QB’s that can win the SB on their 2nd (or later) contract that should get the accolades.

  13. I will never understand the people who see Brady win a Super Bowl 6 times, get to one 9 times, and basically average 12 wins a season for 18 years as a starter while putting up all-time great stats and think he’s a product of a system. He’s done it with all sorts of supporting casts. Belichick has a losing record as a head coach with Brady as his QB across 6+ seasons. He made the playoffs once with Tom Brady as his QB. He has a single playoff wins as a head coach without Brady. I’m not saying he isn’t a great coach, but Andy Reid doesn’t get the credit for making Mahomes. Why should Belichick get the credit for Brady’s sustained excellence? Looking forward to seeing the two without each other. I suspect we will see Brady continue to dominate (and win) and Belichick will look a lot more average without a great QB.

  14. Best now, for sure. Best ever? Hmmm. Time will tell. Let’s not get giddy just yet. Rings represent team success not a true reflection of individual greatness.

  15. Rings don’t determine the GOAT in team sports. Otherwise, Bill Russell and Henri Richard would be the best basketball and hockey players ever.

  16. ‘”The Best” ever? Let’s not put the cart before the horse. He is the best QB in 2020, no doubt. But he will have to throw for 70,000+ yrds, 600+ TDs and have 6 rings also.’

    Yeah you do not need to match or exceed every statistic in order to be considered the GOAT. Longevity is obviously important but he’s already accomplished more in his first two years of starting than anybody else has. So it’s not unreasonable to say he’s on track to be the GAOT. Also: just watch him play.

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