Cactus Jack wrote:1. Rodgers
9. Big Ben
Mahomes doesn't yet qualify.
When does Mahomes qualify? Nice to see someone have Rivers rated more accurately. He is a great pocket passer and is very good with adequate protection. I guess you can downgrade him because he's immobile but I think he's about as good as anyone strictly in the pocket.
This is very much what i was wondering.
I get that people don't like putting rookies or second year players on these lists, but fact is we're seeing Mahomes break NFL records and do things... maybe....MMMMAAAAYYYYBBBBEEEE 5 other QBs can do. His defensive reads, 8 games into his starting career, is 98% of Tom Brady's or Aaron Rodgers. His ability to draw defenders off their man with his eyes.... This kid is now regularly doing what we see Brady or Brees or Rodgers do and we simply say "well thats Tom, Drew...", when is it appropriate to recognize what this guy is doing?
That said, have you been watching Mahomes? I don't see how you can say he is immobile, his out of pocket, on the run passing percentage is like 75%, his sacks are in single digits, and we now see him regularly running for first downs or even TDs. What did we see Sunday? Him not having a receiver open so he fakes running for a TD to draw off Hunt's defender toward him and then tosses it to Hunt right before the line of scrimmage. Not to mention what we saw from him in the 49ers game.... There is nothing about this guys game that says "immobile".
Based on what we've seen from QBs this season, everyone here would have Mahomes at number 1 if he was simply named "brees" or "brady".