Jan 13, 2022 - Sports

Poll: Patrick Mahomes is most liked NFL skill position player

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Patrick Mahomes. Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Patrick Mahomes is the most-liked skill position player in the NFL, per Morning Consult's annual survey of U.S. adults.

By the numbers: Mahomes scored a net favorability rating of 34, which was calculated by taking the 41% of respondents with a favorable opinion of him and subtracting the 7% with an unfavorable opinion.

  1. Mahomes (34)
  2. Russell Wilson (28)
  3. Rob Gronkowski (27)
  4. Josh Allen (25)
  5. Tom Brady (25)


  • Aaron Rodgers, who trailed only Drew Brees and Mahomes last season, saw his net favorability plummet from 32 to 15 this year.
  • Brady remains polarizing. 47% of respondents had a favorable opinion of him (highest of any player), while 22% had an unfavorable opinion (second-highest behind former teammate Antonio Brown).
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