Patrick Mahomes wins second NFL MVP award

Patrick Mahomes is fully focused on Super Bowl LVII this week, but in the meantime the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback was the clear winner of the Associated Press’ Most Valuable Player award on Thursday night.

Mahomes got 48 of 50 first-place votes; the other two went to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen.

It was the second MVP award of Mahomes’ six-year career, making him the 10th player ever to win the award twice. His other MVP award came in 2018; only Jim Brown and Kurt Warner won two MVPs in less time at the start of their career.

Mahomes led the NFL this season in passing yards (5,250), touchdown passes (41) and Total QBR (77.5) while leading the Chiefs to a 14-3 record and the AFC’s No. 1 seed in the playoffs. He set an NFL record of 5,614 total yards in a season.