While a number of intriguing quarterbacks were drafted in the first round from 2014 to 2017, Patrick Mahomes is the only one with the team that picked him.
Patrick Mahomes is arguably the best quarterback currently in the NFL, depending on who you ask and what team they root for. He’s a dynamic athlete with remarkable arm strength and he’s able to deliver a pass to seemingly any wide receiver he chooses at any given moment, regardless of the coverage or if Mahomes is even looking in that direction.
There are plenty of reasons for Kansas City Chiefs fans to love Mahomes and what he brings to the table, but the first thing they should be grateful for is that he’s still with the Chiefs. Because none of his peers happen to still be with the teams that drafted them.
Of the quarterbacks picked up in the first round of the NFL Draft from 2014-17, Mahomes is the only one who is still with the team that drafted him.
Patrick Mahomes is the last quarterback picked in the first round from 2014-2017 to be with team that drafted him
Who are those 11 quarterbacks picked in the first round over that span?
- Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
- Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns
- Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
- Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
- Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
- Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
- Paxton Lynch, Denver Broncos
- Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears
- Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
- Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
What a list. A couple of these guys are out of the NFL. Some have become journeymen backup quarterbacks. Others have been at the center of controversies. Some have had devastating injuries.
There are a number of reasons why some quarterbacks have been moved around. But right now, it looks like Mahomes is set to stay with the Chiefs for the foreseeable future. It would be absolutely stunning to ever see Mahomes leave Kansas City.