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Patrick Mahomes Named One of the Most Influential People of 2023 by Time Magazine

Mahomes was the only professional football player on the list

The accolades just keep coming for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

The reigning NFL and Super Bowl MVP was named to Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People of 2023" listing on Thursday, making him the only professional football player to be included this year.

Here's a portion of what Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning wrote about Mahomes for the piece:

"Patrick is setting new bars. All these young players around the country are trying to imitate his sidearm throws and incredible plays. But I hope they know he's also an incredibly hard worker. He appreciates the cerebral part of the game. And he understands his platform, as the MVP quarterback of the Super Bowl–winning team. This won't be the last time you hear Patrick Mahomes identified that way."

Time has published the "Top 100" list since 1999, annually recognizing the most influential artists, innovators, leaders, icons and pioneers in our global society. As of 2023, count Mahomes among those individuals.

For a look at the entire list of honorees, click here.