Those of us in Chiefs Kingdom are already well aware that quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the best signal caller in the game – the man is off to the greatest start for any player in NFL history, after all – but it's still worth noting when the folks at the national level recognize it, too.
That's what NFL.com did this week, as they ranked the top three quarterbacks in the league with an Olympic twist that assigned gold, silver, and bronze medals to the best passers in football. The rankings were based on polling responses from 25 analysts, and with 17 first-place votes, Mahomes took home the gold as the league's top signal caller ahead of the Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Buccaneers' Tom Brady.
Here's what analyst Jeffri Chadiha had to say about the Chiefs' superstar quarterback:
"Mahomes already has won everything imaginable. He's got a Super Bowl victory, a Super Bowl MVP, a regular-season MVP and three Pro Bowl nods. He's also revolutionized the position. Whether he's utilizing that cannon right arm or dashing around the field to extend plays, Mahomes mesmerizes every time he takes the field. Now for the really unfair part: The dude doesn't turn 26 until September. In other words, he's only going to get better."
Mahomes is compiling a truly unprecedented career as far as the league is concerned, throwing for more touchdowns (114) and passing yards (14,152) than any other quarterback through 46 games in NFL history. He's the youngest quarterback in league history to already own both an NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP, and in three years as a starter, the Chiefs have never finished shy of the AFC Championship Game.
The 25-year-old Mahomes is simply the top quarterback in the game, and as Chadiha said, the best may be yet to come.