NFL Hall Of Famer Reacts To ‘Street Ball Playing’ Patrick Mahomes Being Excluded From ‘Tier 1 Quarterbacks’: “Never Runs For The Sake Of Running”

Published 07/27/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

The 2022 NFL Quarterback Tier results are out, and experts have mixed opinions about the rankings. While star QBs like Joe Burrow, Josh Allen, and Justin Herbert debut in the Tier 1 rankings, one player is missing contrary to his abilities. NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe is reacting to the Tier 1 exclusion of Patrick Mahomes and criticizing his street ball playing.

Sharpe resorts to the style when his first read gets blanketed, which isn’t something that the Hall of Famer DC is a fan of. Being ranked second to Aaron Rodgers isn’t sitting well with the football player turned.


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Speaking about his street ball game, Sharpe remarks that it becomes difficult for Mahomes to judge his game when his first read is taken away. Evidently. he resorts to unorthodox throws. It is not because of his natural pocket presence; when it disappears, they lose games. He runs, scrambles, and plays street ball, per a voter.

Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

In addition, Sharpe is not ready to accept that despite starting conference championship games and being in the playoffs, along with MVP awards, Mahomes is still ranked second in the Tier voting. The QB’s coach said anybody would pay to get the worst seats to watch Patrick Mahomes play.

NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe is not happy with Patrick Mahomes being snubbed from Tier 1

On his show, UNDISPUTED: Skip and Shannon, the latter said, “Four conference championship games that he has started in, four pro bowls and a super bowl MVP and a regular season MVP and he’s not tier 1. I don’t know what tier 1 is then. If Patrick Mahomes isn’t a tier 1 quarterback, there aren’t any tier 1 QB. Although Aaron Rodgers has 4 MVPs, how many Super Bowls does he have?”


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Another defensive play-caller said, “If Mahomes has a quote-unquote flaw, I do not think he is the greatest at diagnosing, but he is so extremely talented with his arm, his release and the way that they run their offense, it is just pick your best matchup and go work that.”

Jan 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws against the Cleveland Browns during the first half of the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Mahomes is resorting to street ball per NFL analysts and voters in the NFL Quarterback tiers list. However, the QB hasn’t responded with words. He aims to build a solid offensive lineup after losing Tyreek Hill because of a trade and rookie WR Justyn Ross to injury.


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Ayush Jha

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Ayush Jha is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is a current graduate of the University of Delhi and has worked on publishing academic research in the past. Ayush has always been an avid sports lover, representing his school team in cricket and soccer.