Former Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu is the latest ex-Chief to make assertions that Patrick Mahomes is lacking at the quarterback position.
Even though Tyreek Hill and Tyrann Mathieu were happy to enjoy the success that came with being in Kansas City, they seem just as happy to now distance themselves from their former quarterback.
Hill maintains that he was trying to hype up Tua Tagovailoa when he said he was more “accurate” than Mahomes, and to be fair, Mathieu showed loyalty to the Packers over the Saints and Chiefs in his latest tweet.
“[The No. 1 spot on the NFL 100 list] is reserved for Aaron Rodgers hahahaha,” Mathieu tweeted, laughing at Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett for believing he should be No. 1.
While Rodgers is a popular choice — he came in at No. 2 on the NFL’s annual list — the No. 1 spot was reserved for Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Donald was the primary difference-maker on the championship Rams defense, and a generational player who has obliterated previous expectations of what was thought possible for defensive tackles. Plus, Donald just swatted at the entire Bengals team wielding a Bengals helmet.
As the back-to-back NFL MVP, Aaron Rodgers has displayed brilliance in his past two seasons for the Packers, which is saying something for someone of Rodgers’ caliber.
Still, Mathieu’s assertion adds insult to injury in the latest trend of a former Chiefs player failing to laud his former quarterback.
Tyrann Mathieu thinks the No. 1 player in the NFL is Aaron Rodgers , slighting Patrick Mahomes
To be fair, Mathieu didn’t say Saints quarterback Jameis Winston was the No. 1 player in the NFL, either. At least Mathieu is doing what he did in KC and remaining consistent in his honest, sometimes controversial opinions.
Also, this isn’t the first time Mathieu has made headlines for praising another team’s quarterback. Last season, he called out NFL media for overlooking New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones in their rookie coverage.
And when Mathieu was still on the Chiefs roster this February, he complimented Mahomes’ leadership and skill while clarifying that he could be “much more improved” next season.
Considering Mathieu’s comments in the past and his Twitter persona, it seems like Mathieu consistently calls it like he sees it — and apparently, he thinks Mahomes still has a way to go to being No. 1.