In his second professional season, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took The Associated Press 2018 NFL Most Valuable Player award. He received 41 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees got the other nine in balloting announced at NFL Honors. With only one previous start, Mahomes entered the season as something of a curiosity in Kansas City after the Chiefs traded veteran Alex Smith to open up the job. It didn't take long to erase any doubts as Mahomes led the Chiefs to their first AFC title game since the 1993 season, throwing for 50 touchdowns, 5,097 yards and had a 113.8 QB rating, trailing only Brees."I'm so humbled," he said. "This is just the beginning. We've got a long ways to go."Mahomes' creativity — the guy can throw from all angles and make plays inside and outside the pocket — energized the Chiefs' fan base and excited fans across the league."The play is never dead. He can … [Read more...] about Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, wins NFL MVP award
Barry Wilner, AP Pro Football Writer Updated 6:21 pm CST, Saturday, February 2, 2019 IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR FEDEX - Patrick Mahomes, of the Kansas City Chiefs, accepts the 2018 FedEx Air Player of the Year Award, at the NFL Honors at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Atlanta. FedEx donated $20,000 in his name to the USO. FedEx is the Official Delivery Service Sponsor of the NFL. (Omar Vega/AP Images for FedEx) less IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR FEDEX - Patrick Mahomes, of the Kansas City Chiefs, accepts the 2018 FedEx Air Player of the Year Award, at the NFL Honors at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in Atlanta. FedEx ... more Photo: Omar Vega/Associated Press Photo: Omar Vega/Associated Press Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR FEDEX - … [Read more...] about Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes takes MVP and top offensive player awards
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes never got a chance to take the field in the overtime period of the AFC Championship Sunday. After tying things up at 31 apiece to force overtime, the Chiefs lost the all-important coin toss to the Patriots — giving Tom Brady and company the first crack at getting on the board. Sure enough, Brady guided his team on a game-winning, 75-yard drive to advance to his third straight Super Bowl. “It’s just how the coin tosses, I guess you would say,” Mahomes said after Kansas City’s 37-31 loss. So, what if roles were reversed? And the Chiefs had the opportunity to take the ball? Would they also have scored? “No doubt at all,” Mahomes said. “But that’s just like ifs and buts. You can’t look at that. But at the same time, I felt like we were rolling.” After starting slow and coming up empty-handed in the first half, Mahomes and the Chiefs tallied all 31 of their points in … [Read more...] about What Patrick Mahomes had to say after losing the AFC Championship
By Dave Skretta Published 8:17 pm PST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of them is a sixth-round pick who married a supermodel, became one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and is still going strong well past his 41st birthday. The other is a first-round pick who is still dating his high school sweetheart, has one season as an NFL starter on his resume and turned 23 in September. Indeed, few similarities exist when it comes to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes, whose teams will meet for the AFC title at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Brady is the suave star with the polished skill set and more postseason experience than any other QB in history, winning five Super Bowls, while Mahomes is the sling-it-anywhere standout who just one day may take over the mantle as best in the game. Both get the job done, even if they do it in different ways. “I don’t know about comparisons,” Patriots … [Read more...] about Patriots’ Tom Brady, Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes achieve success
We know a lot about Patrick Mahomes, budding superstar NFL quarterback. Just not as much as we will know, perhaps soon. We know he’s been downright awesome in his second NFL season and first as a starter, joining Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks to throw 50 touchdown passes in a single season. We know he throws the best no-look pass since Larry Bird. We know he has a good nature, a great hairdo, and a voice like Kermit the Frog. We might even know that his dad, Pat, had a 6.85 ERA in two seasons as a Red Sox relief pitcher. Maybe he should have been a quarterback too. What we don’t know, as he prepares to take on Brady and the Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship game, is whether he’s ready for this moment. He was very good in the Chiefs’ thumping of the Colts in the divisional round, but for the first time since Week 4 he did not throw a touchdown pass, and in fact it was just the third game this season that he did not throw multiple … [Read more...] about Where will Patrick Mahomes rank among the quarterbacks Tom Brady has faced in the AFC title game?