The Associated Press Most Valuable Player Award won’t be revealed until the annual NFL Honors ceremony the night prior to Super Bowl LIII, but Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes is already collecting some much-deserved hardware.
Mahomes, who became just the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000+ yards and 50+ touchdowns during a single season in 2018, was named the MVP and Offensive Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) on Wednesday afternoon.
The 23-year-old quarterback is the first member of the Chiefs to win either award, which are voted on by accredited writers who cover the NFL.
“It’s awesome. It’s a special honor and I thank all of them for that,” Mahomes said. “It’s really a tribute to my teammates. I was put in a great situation where I have a lot of great teammates around me who make me look really good.”
To check out the PFWA’s press release on their annual awards, click here.
Mahomes will return to action this Sunday as the Chiefs take on the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.