He plays one of the most under-appreciated positions on the field, but the folks at Pro Football are making sure that Kansas City Chiefs' center Creed Humphrey gets all of the attention that he deserves.
PFF ranked Humphrey as the top center in the NFL on Tuesday, making him the third member of the Chiefs to earn a top spot in the website's on-going offseason positional rankings. Unsurprisingly, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce each checked in at No. 1 in their respective positional rankings.
Here's what PFF's Gordon McGuinness wrote about Humphrey:
"Humphrey has been in the NFL for two seasons and has earned elite PFF run-blocking grades in both years. He just edged Jason Kelce in PFF grade last season (89.9 to 89.4) and when factoring in age heading into the season, it's a fair projection to have him above the Eagles great."
The 23-year-old Humphrey has started 40 games for the Chiefs (including the playoffs) since joining Kansas City as a second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He earned the top overall PFF grade among all centers in each of the last two seasons, garnering high marks as a run-blocker while also allowing just one sack across more than 1,500 pass-blocking snaps.
Kansas City drafted Humphrey in the hopes of establishing a long-lasting battery with Patrick Mahomes, and only two years into their partnership, each player is considered the absolute best at what they do.