Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was crowned Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player. In a star-studded affair, the NFL celebrated the league’s best on Thursday night at the 12th annual NFL Honors. Live from Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Super Bowl LVII’s host city, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was crowned Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player. Mahomes, who also won MVP in 2018, is the 10th player in NFL history to win MVP multiple times. The quarterback did not attend the ceremony to accept the award, as he and the 1.5-point underdog Chiefs prepare for Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
He did, however, give an acceptance speech via recorded video. “To the Chiefs organization, Clark Hunt, Brett Veach, Andy Reid, the staff and most of all, my teammates, I would never be standing here today without y’all,” Mahomes said. “Every day giving everything that we have together to go for the ultimate goal, the Super Bowl. Let’s continue to go for that dream this weekend.” Mahomes ran away with the honor, earning 48 of 50 first-place votes. The other two went to Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. This season, Mahomes fought through a high-ankle sprain to set an NFL record of 5,614 total yards in a season plus 41 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. He and the Chiefs led the league in terms of points scored per game (29.2), total yards (413.6) and passing yards (297.8).
2022-2023 NFL Awards Winners MVP – Patrick Mahomes Offensive Player of the Year – Justin Jefferson Defensive Player of the Year – Nick Bosa Coach of the Year – Brian Daboll Assistant Coach of the Year – DeMeco Ryans Comeback Player of the Year – Geno Smith Offensive Rookie of the Year – Garrett Wilson Defensive Rookie of the Year – Sauce Gardner Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year – Dak Prescott