On Thursday (Feb. 9), Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was announced as the NFL’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the 2022 season at the NFL Honors Awards.
This is the 27-year-old’s second MVP award. He previously won the honor in 2018. Mahomes was the the clear cut winner, receiving 48 of the 50 first place votes, beating out fellow quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Philadelphia Eagles), Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills), and Joe Burrow (Cincinnati Bengals).
Mahomes finished the regular season leading the all quarterbacks in passing yards (5,250), touchdown passes (41), and total quarterback rating (77.5).
The six-year quarterback is headed to his third Super Bowl in four years. In 2020, Mahomes led the his Chiefs in a win over the San Francisco 49ers to collect his first Super Bowl victory. Mahomes and the Chiefs fell short in their 2021 appearance against the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This Sunday (Feb. 12), Mahomes hopes to collect another Super Bowl victory, this time against the Jalen Hurts-led Philadelphia Eagles.
“I thank God for giving me this platform and putting so many amazing people around me to help support this dream I’ve had since I was a little kid,” Mahomes said in a pre-recorded speech. “Without him, none of this would even be possible.”
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“To my wife Brittany, my baby girl Sterling, and my son Bronze. This crazy life that we’re living means nothing without y’all keeping me balanced and making me appreciate every single day. No matter how I feel coming home, y’all bring me joy and made me appreciate the time that I get to spend with y’all. Thank you for always being there for me through my good times and my bad—Love y’all,” Mahomes continued.
Mahomes then thanked the rest of his family for supporting him and pushing him to follow his dreams. He also thanks the Chiefs organization, his coaches, and his teammates, saying, “I would never be standing here today without y’all every day.”
Concluding his acceptance speech, Mahomes reminded everyone that the Chiefs’ ultimate goal is to win the Super Bowl this Sunday.
During a press conference earlier this week, Mahomes told reporters that his “Christian faith plays a role in everything” he does. “I always ask God to lead me in the right direction and let me be who I am for his name. So it has a role in everything that I do. And obviously, it will be on a huge stage in the Super Bowl that he’s given me and how to make sure I’m glorifying him while I do it.”