It has happened; it is official.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and its offensive player of the year, as voted upon by the Associated Press and announced at the NFL Honors ceremony Saturday evening in Atlanta, Georgia.
The NFL Honors show airs (taped) Saturday night on CBS at 8 p.m. Arrowhead Time.
M-V-P!@Chiefs QB @PatrickMahomes5 is the 2018 Most Valuable Player! #NFLHonors (by @pizzahut) pic.twitter.com/zFEoclRsrq— NFL (@NFL) February 2, 2019
Mahomes, 23, received 41 of a possible 50 votes from the Associated Press to win the league’s Most Valuable Player Award. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees received the other nine. Mahomes is the youngest player to ever win the MVP award in the Super Bowl era.
We will have to wait until the telecast to hear Mahomes’ speech, but here is what he tweeted after the announcement:
Man this is crazy! God is amazing! Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me get here! #ChiefsKindgom thank you for your passion but this is just the beginning!— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes5) February 3, 2019
Earlier Saturday afternoon, Mahomes became the second player in franchise history to win the league’s offensive player of the year award.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR in his FIRST season as a starter...— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) February 2, 2019
Running back Priest Holmes was the only other Chiefs player to win the award back in 2002.