Consider Patrick Mahomes to be the latest noted detractor of PFF’s broken grading system.
While his Kansas City Chiefs beat the division rival Los Angeles Chargers at home in primetime to start Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season off with a bang, Patrick Mahomes has a bone to pick with Pro Football Focus.
Although the Chiefs improved to 2-0 on the year with a narrow 27-24 victory over the Bolts, the game could have gone totally different if Asante Samuel Jr. did come up with the pick. It was a controversial decision to overturn the interception call on the field, but it culminated in a Chiefs touchdown later that possession to make it a one-score game. Mahomes then threw some shade.
Even if the call was overturned and it was deemed an incompletion, Mahomes knows all and well that PFF will ding him for this throw. PFF does not know the plays that are being called, but will dole out grades based on what they think the play was or how it should have gone. It has a purpose, but obviously, not all NFL players are what you would deem to be PFF truthers at the end of the day.
“I’m sure PPF will give me a low grade for that,” said Mahomes on the overturned interception.
It’s an epic roast after Chiefs fans brought fire down on PFF for Mahomes being ranked below Ryan Tannehill and Jameis Winston last week.
Patrick Mahomes is the latest notable detractor of PFF’s broken grading system
Even if it was not one of Mahomes’ better throws on the evening, who cares? The Chiefs still won and defeated arguably their toughest competitor in the AFC West this season. Had Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert not suffered what appears to be broken ribs, Los Angeles may have held on to win this huge division rivalry game. As the old adage goes, just win on
On the evening, Mahomes completed 24-of-35 passes for 235 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions that counted. He kept pace with a clearly beat-up Herbert, who completed 33-of-48 passes for 334 yards, three touchdowns and a pick. While it was a valiant effort by the Chargers, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, as they were outplayed in the fourth quarter.
Overall, these two division rivals do not meet again until Nov. 20 at SoFi Stadium. For the Chiefs, they have to play the Indianapolis Colts on the road next Sunday. As for the Chargers, they host the Jacksonville Jaguars. No team in the AFC South has won a game this season, so this could be an opportunity for the Chiefs to improve to 3-0, while the Chargers look to pick up some ground.
Even in victory, Mahomes knows he has room to improve, especially with regards to his PFF grade.