When you’re sitting on top of an NFL mountain, it can often be difficult to find motivation. Chiefs of quarterback Patrick Mahomes found some among the top 100 NFL players thanks to their annual NFL roster.
Mahomes landed 4th behind Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (No. 1), Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 2) and Rams’ defensive armament Aaron Donald (No. 3).
Mahomes noticed the result and picked up the pencil and notebook emoji.
Although he is clearly not the fourth best player in the league, the placement is understandable, given the mechanics of the process that generates the annual roster. During the previous season, a supposedly broad group of players are required to list the top 20 players in the NFL. During the 2019 season, Mahomes did not have the same sizzling he had in 2018, mainly due to the fact that he missed several games due to a knee injury.
Jackson and Wilson spent much of November and December jockeying for MVP voices, with Jackson becoming a clear choice when Ravens hit seed no. 1 in AFC, supported by a 14-2 record. Jackson became a unanimous MVP and an almost unanimous All-Pro quarterback.
However, these nuances are easily lost in the list drawn up before Mahomes instigated the chiefs for their first victory in the Super Bowl in 50 years and was revealed at the opening of training camps. The end result is perceived as a mild Mahomes and will definitely give him a healthy kick in the ass at a time when it would not otherwise be difficult to find ass kicks.
Not that Mahomes needs a kick in the ass, but his reaction proves that it can’t hurt when the chiefs try to avoid various dynamics that have prevented the team from repeating as Super Bowl champion since the Patriots won two lines in a row in 2004 and 2004. .