If you could start an NFL team with any current player, who would you pick? Former Dallas Cowboys head coach turned FOX analyst Jimmy Johnson revealed his pick on Sunday morning.
It’s a surprising one.
“In fact, if I was drafting in the NFL today out of all the players, my number 1 pick will be Justin Herbert,” Johnson said. “Over Mahomes.”
The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback has been pretty great this season. However, to pick him over Mahomes is pretty wild.
Jimmy Johnson just now on FOX: "In fact, if I was drafting in the NFL today out of all the players, my number 1 pick will be Justin Herbert."
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 10, 2021
NFL fans aren’t really buying it.
“I mean he might not be wrong, but it’s a little too soon to say that. Mahomes has been to the last 2 SBs and to the AFC Championship every year he’s started,” one fan tweeted.
“We’re really gonna have to start saying “Mahomes is underrated” just a ridiculous statement by Jimmy lol,” another fan added.
“Johnson just said last week that Mahomes is ‘the most talented QB I’ve ever seen.’ Just last week,” one fan added.
Herbert is great, but we should probably relax a little bit on the hype right now.
Lightning delay got Adam Schefter firing out the hot takes!
"Based off what I've seen so far, Justin Herbert is a sure-fire HOF if he stays healthy" pic.twitter.com/p7WHH6LmvL
— Emory Hunt (@FBallGameplan) October 5, 2021
Herbert and the Chargers are set to play the Browns on Sunday afternoon.
Kickoff is set for 4:05 p.m. E.T. on CBS.