NFL quarterback No. 1 – Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
It’s hard to believe that nine guys were taken before Patrick Mahomes in the 2017 draft. While the Browns landed a generational player in Myles Garrett, the Kansas City Chiefs found a guy that may forever change the league.
Mahomes who is 50-13 as a starter with 151 touchdown passes and only 37 interceptions has proven that you can throw the ball every down if you want. Not only can he stand in the pocket and hit open receivers, but he also has the ability to change his arm angle and throw around defenders.
At least twice a year Mahomes makes a throw that makes you think, “wow”. As long as he remains on the roster, the Chiefs will always be in contention for a Super Bowl. He has the rare ability to make every single person on the roster better, even defensive players.
When you play the Chiefs, no lead is ever big enough, and if you get down early it feels like you don’t even have a chance of coming back.
The NFL has no shortage of talent at quarterback right now, and three of the top seven guys in the league are currently in the AFC North.
Nothing is ever easy, but if the Cleveland Browns truly want to compete for a Super Bowl, they are going to have to beat teams like the Bengals, Ravens, Bill, and Chiefs consistently which will be a tall task.
It will be fun to see how this list changes after the draft, and after the quarterback shuffle was so fast and furious to begin the offseason, expect to see things slow down.