Kansas City Chiefs' running back Jerick McKinnon redefined what it meant to finish the regular season strong over the past six weeks, and after a truly historic stretch of football, the veteran tailback earned some recognition from the NFL.
McKinnon was named the "AFC Offensive Player of the Month" for December and January on Thursday after finding the end zone in each of the Chiefs' final six games. He was one of only two players across the league to achieve that feat – joining the San Francisco 49ers' Christian McCaffrey – and McKinnon's nine total touchdowns in that time led the NFL.
His active streak of six consecutive games with a receiving touchdown in the longest by a running back in the Super Bowl Era, and his nine overall receiving scores are the most by a tailback in a single season since Marshall Faulk caught nine in 2001.
McKinnon finished the regular season with 803 total scrimmage yards, marking his highest tally since the 2017 season, and with the playoffs right around the corner, the 30-year-old tailback is heating up at the perfect time.