Patrick Mahomes Named NFL MVP

Patrick Mahomes with Chiefs in 2017
Patrick Mahomes with Chiefs in 2017. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The National Football League held its annual NFL Honors Show on Saturday night in Atlanta, and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes went home the big winner.

The 23-year-old was named NFL MVP in only his second professional season. Mahomes dominated the league all season long and took home awards as the league’s most valuable player.

Mahomes is the youngest player to win the award since the Miami Dolphins’ Dan Marino won back in 1984.

The 10th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft threw for an impressive total of 5,097 yards with a 66.0% completion rate for Kansas City this season.

He also threw for 50 touchdown passes, versus only 12 interceptions. This combination of 5,000 passing yards and 50 touchdown passes had only been done once before by Peyton Manning before Mahomes reached the mark this season.

Patrick Mahomes garnered 41 of the total 50 votes for the award. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees received the other 9 votes.

The NFL MVP award is voted on by 50 members of the NFL media annually.

Mahomes will look to continue to lead the Chiefs to new heights next season, as he has undoubtedly established himself of one of the league’s top stars.