KANSAS CITY, Mo. — MVPat returned atop the NFL kingdom on Wednesday as Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes laid claim to the NFL Most Valuable Player award as selected by the Pro Football Writers of America.
Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson won the group’s award for offensive player of the year while defensive player of the year went to San Franciso edge rusher Nick Bosa.
It’s the second time Mahomes has been named MVP by the organization, which also selected Mahomes for the award in 2018. He’s also become the eighth NFL player to win the PFWA award on multiple occasions.
The MVP award from the PFWA is the latest in a cavalcade of honors for Mahomes in recent weeks. Last month he earned his fifth Pro Bowl nod, and he’s also been named All-Pro by the Associated Press and Pro Football Focus as well as All-NFL by the PFWA. On Tuesday he was named offensive player of the year by the 101 Awards based in Kansas City.
Earlier Wednesday, Mahomes was tabbed as one of five finalists for the AP most valuable player award, which will be presented at the NFL Honors ceremony on Feb. 9. The other nominees are Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen, Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow, Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts and Minnesota receiver Justin Jefferson.
The waterfall of honors follows a regular season in which Mahomes led the NFL with 5,025 yards passing, 41 touchdown passes and 5,420 yards of total offense. The latter total established a new NFL record, topping the 5,404 yards posted by Drew Brees in 2011.