Patrick Mahomes is the best player in football – Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman is all in that Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is the best player in football after his 2018 MVP season and his hot start in Week 1 vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Stephen A. Smith is not convinced that the Mahomes is at Tom Brady’s level yet.

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  1. As a Chiefs fan, yeah the season is over, if AB somehow manages to be a good boy with the pats then yeah the season is over and the super bowl will have even lower ratings than it did last year, the only way other teams can compete is if AB is AB. And personality I think that's what's going to happen and he'll be cut but as of now the season is over for the AFC.

  2. Tom Brady's so lucky he's in that division. He can play until he's 60. Clinching division year after year, preserving his body. I wish my favorite team got to play the Dolphins, Jets, and Bills each twice a year. I know Pats fans are going to be like it's not their fault those teams haven't gotten better with all their draft picks

  3. Chicago’s offense is not and will not be what they were in week 1. They are middle of the league. The defense is and will be #1 without a close 2nd barring some significant injury. Not saying they will even make the playoffs, but all the teams I can remember with a defense as good as the current Chicago Bears, ended up winning a Super Bowl. And almost none of them had a good offense. Seattle had a good offense. That’s about it.

  4. 11.5 YPA for the game. Before he was hurt his YPA was like 18.5. That's including the few plays after Tyreek got hurt before Mahomes got hurt. Then after Mahomes got hurt, his YPA dropped drastically due to his limited movement, but the Chiefs actually had a higher EPA (Expected Points Added) after that, than they averaged for the entire 2018 season.

    What that means is, when Mahomes was healthy, he was several times better than he was last year, and when he was hurt, even though he didn't throw the ball nearly as far, the offense was still slightly more efficient than it was in 2018 when they were the 3rd best offense in history.

    The Chiefs are going to average over 40 ppg this season, even though Tyreek will miss significant time. No team in the league will be able to keep up with them. By week 3, after they dismantle the Ravens, no one will question it.

  5. Max Kellerman saying that Patrick Mahomes is the Mike Trout of football is probably the dumbest thing he's ever said, considering the quantity and quality of a track record that Trout has compared to the great, although still new Mahomes.

  6. Again, Kellerman shows no restraint to his bias. Tom Brady threaded the needle on some of those deep passes. Dorsett was not open by 15 yards like Watkins. Also, that first Watkins TD that went 60 plus yards was an 8 yard slant route he took to the house? How does Mahomes get credit for completing an 8 yard pass in a clean pocket? He was great, but come on any QB can hit a guy open by ten or more yards.

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