The Kansas City Chiefs currently have one of the best players in the league at one of the most important positions in football.

No, it isn’t Patrick Mahomes. We already knew he was one of the best. In fact, he could very well be the best, and not many would argue with that statement.

Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs had to revamp their whole offensive line. They did just that. Signing Joe Thuney, trading for Orland Brown Jr., and drafting Trey Smith and Creed Humphrey gave the Chiefs four brand new starters for the 2021 season.

And as it turned out, Humphrey may just be the best out of the entire bunch.

Chiefs’ Humphrey is as solid as they come

Not only was Humphrey one of the best rookies (I’d say the best), but he was also one of the best at his position. In fact, if we are going off of what Pro Football Focus has to say, he is the best. 

According to Pro Football Focus, Humphrey graded out as the NFL’s best center in 2021 (91.4). That grade was composed of the league’s best run-blocking grade (92.5) and third-best pass-blocking grade (80.4) among all centers with at least 534 blocking snaps. Humphrey’s pass blocking efficiency rate of 99.3 tied for second-best among qualifying players, as well.

And, the now second-year center allowed just one sack last year in 1185 snaps, according to Pro Football Reference.

PFFs’ Bryant Horn also had this to say about Humphrey:

”Across 752 pass-blocking snaps, the 2021 rookie earned an 80.4 pass-blocking grade, which ranked third of the 40 qualifying centers. He allowed 10 pressures — eight of which were hurries.”

If only the national media would give players like Humphrey more shine. We love the Mahomes praise. But how about the guys up front who protect him and give him time and space to make the plays that he does?

Humphrey may be the best offensive lineman on the team and it’s an absolute crime he didn’t make the Pro Bowl in 2021. The disrespect is a good thing however: A great player with a chip on his shoulder can only lead to better play the next season.

But here’s the thing: Humphrey is only going to get better. That was just his first year in the NFL.

And the Chiefs offense should get better along with him.

You can read the rest of the PFF article, here.

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