Patrick Mahomes takes best NFL player crown from Tom Brady after leading Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl
- Mahomes claimed his second Super Bowl ring, regular & SB MVP trophies in ’22
- The Chiefs quarterback was rated ahead of Justin Jefferson and Jalen Hurts
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Patrick Mahomes returned to the NFL’s mountaintop in the desert in February and has claimed the player-chosen crown six months later.
The Chiefs quarterback was named the best player in the league as part of the annual NFL 100, as voted by his contemporaries.
A two-time Super Bowl champion and two-time MVP of that game and the 2018 and 2022, Mahomes is favored to take home the ultimate prize this season.
Kansas City open the NFL season, as is custom for the defending champs, vs. Detroit at Arrowhead on September 7.
Through the 2022 season, Mahomes threw for 5,250 yards, 41 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Patrick Mahomes was voted the best player in the NFL’s annual 100 – chosen by current players
Last season, Tom Brady was ranked the No. 1 player heading into the season. Mahomes was 8th
Offensive Player of the Year Justin Jefferson was ranked second after his incredible season
During the playoffs, the four-time All-Pro, led the Chiefs past Jacksonville, Cincinnati and Philadelphia while throwing seven TDs and zero picks.
Heading into last season, Mahomes was ranked No. 8 by his peers after a loss to the Bengals in the AFC Conference Championship.
Behind Mahomes, was Offensive Player of the Year Justin Jefferson, superstar Vikings receiver. He led the league in receiving yards (1,809) and receptions (128).
The other Super Bowl quarterback, Jalen Hurts, came in at No. 3, followed by 49ers defensive end, Nick Bosa.
In fifth, was Mahomes’ favorite target, transcendent tight end Travis Kelce — the ex-Bearcat broke the record for consecutive 100-yard games for a TE (35).
The remaining five inside the top ten were; Bengals QB Joe Burrow, Dolphins’ wideout Tyreek Hill, Bills QB Josh Allen, Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons and Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones.
TOP 1-10 PLAYERS IN 2023 NFL 100
1. Patrick Mahomes – Chiefs
2. Justin Jefferson – Vikings
3. Jalen Hurts – Vikings
4. Nick Bosa – 49ers
5. Travis Kelce – Chiefs
6. Joe Burrow – Bengals
7. Tyreek Hill – Dolphins
8. Josh Allen – Bills
9. Micah Parsons – Cowboys
10. Chris Jones – Chiefs
11-20 PLAYERS IN 2023 NFL 100
11. Aaron Donald – Rams
12. Josh Jacobs – Raiders
13. Davante Adams – Raiders
14. Trent Williams – 49ers
15. Fred Warner – 49ers
16. Stefon Diggs – Bills
17. Maxx Crosby – Raiders
18. Minkah Fitzpatrick – Steelers
19. George Kittle – 49ers
20. Myles Garrett – Browns