By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been named the Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year. He will win this honor on Saturday night during the NFL Honors.
This award has been given out since 1972. However, this is the first-time that a Chiefs player has won the award.
He beat out New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees for the award. Mahomes is the first quarterback to win this award since the 2016 season when Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan won it.
Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley won the award in 2017.
Mahomes II — who is also likely the NFL’s MVP — had an unbelievable season in his first-year as the starter for the Chiefs. He took over the reins after Alex Smith was traded in the 2018 off-season to the Washington Redskins.
The 23-year-old Tyler, Texas native went 12-4 as a starter in 2018.
He went 383 of 580 for 5,097 yards. He also had 50 touchdowns and 12
Mahomes is just the third player ever to have 50 touchdowns in a
season. He joined Peyton Manning and Tom Brady with 50 or more
touchdowns in a season.
He’s also one of seven quarterbacks ever to have more than 5,000
passing yards in a season. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is
the only quarterback ever to have more than one in a career, as he has
done this five times.
His best game of the season came in Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams. He had 478 yards in the 54-51 loss to the Rams.
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