MVP, Offensive POYs: Awards start rolling in for Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) walks off the field after an NFL divisional football playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 31-13. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) -- The postseason awards are starting to roll in for Patrick Mahomes.

Wednesday, the Chiefs' quarterback picked up an MVP trophy and was named offensive player of the year - twice.

The Pro Football Writers of America crowned Mahomes its 2018 NFL Most Valuable Player as well as its Offensive Player of the Year. The organization says it's the first time a Chiefs player took its MVP honors.

The Sporting News also named Mahomes its offensive POY, calling his 2018 performance "the best second-year breakout in NFL history."

"The Chiefs had high expectations for Mahomes after trading Alex Smith in the offseason, and Mahomes exceeded all of them with an explosive season," Sporting News said.

Explosive is definitely a good word for Mahomes' season. Starting every game for the Chiefs, he became just the second player in NFL history to throw for more than 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in the same season. More importantly, he has led Kansas City to the AFC Championship game -- a win away from the team's first Super Bowl in nearly a half-century.