For what has to be the first time this year, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes wasn't No. 1.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, the reigning NFL MVP, captured the top spot in The NFL Network's Top 100 players of 2020, while Mahomes was No. 4.
Mahomes, the Super Bowl MVP, was also surprisingly ranked behind Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald in voting, which was conducted by player surveys last season.
Soon after the results were announced Wednesday night, Mahomes, who recently signed the richest valued contract in American professional sports, tweeted an emoji that shows a pencil writing on paper, which could be his way of saying he's taking note.
Mahomes, 24, was the MVP of Kansas City's 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, making him the first quarterback in NFL history to win a league MVP and Super Bowl before turning 25.
Earlier this month, he signed a 10-year extension worth up to $503 million.
All of that didn't lead to a bump in The NFL Network rankings. This marked the second straight year that Mahomes was No. 4 in the Top 100.
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