Colin Cowherd: “Let’s pretend that quarterbacks were paid in order based on two things. Talent is obviously a big deal but I think it’s second place to how 'valuable' you are… If you were paid based on your talent and how valuable you are, to me there are three tiers. The first tier is four guys: Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Josh Allen. Seattle runs an antiquated offense. Pete Carroll was fired twice and had a losing record in Seattle before Russell Wilson. What is Seattle offensively without Russell Wilson?? Tom Brady not only moves your team in the right direction, he gives you Super Bowls in the end. He changed a goofy Buccaneers franchise into a place now where you can argue that everybody wants to play. Aaron Rodgers doesn’t give you many Super Bowls, but Green Bay has historically been awful when he doesn’t play. And then Josh Allen, who is their best RUNNING BACK. He’s their best running weapon, he’s their best throwing weapon on a historically inept franchise the last 20 years. They’re now a Super Bowl conversation team. The second tier, and now I know what you’re saying – ‘PATRICK MAHOMES??’ Well, Andy Reid has 13 playoff wins WITHOUT Patrick Mahomes. Two years ago they beat the playoff-Vikings without Patrick Mahomes, and should have beaten the Packers. The Kansas City Chiefs were a good franchise forever without Patrick Mahomes, and with all their weapons today, if Patrick Mahomes was not the Chiefs quarterback I believe – we saw it with Alex Smith – they would still be a playoff team. Patrick Mahomes is a mega-talent, but not quite as 'valuable' as the first four.” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he thinks Patrick Mahomes is a ‘Tier 2’ quarterback in terms of the ‘VALUE’ he brings to the Kansas City Chiefs franchise, as Colin has Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, and Josh Allen as the only four quarterbacks in ‘Tier 1.’
Check out the video above as Colin details why he has Mahomes placed in the same tier as Deshaun Watson, Lamar Jackson, and Jimmy Garoppolo.