Last year Pat Mahomes stood on the bench with a baseball cap watching as Alex Smith and the Chiefs fell in an AFC Wild Card game at home to the Tennessee Titans.
A deal with struck in the offseason, sending Smith to the Washington Redskins and opening the door for Mahomes, who not only walked through the door, he blew the entire building to the ground.
Mahomes took the NFL by storm in 2018 with 50 touchdowns as he led the Chiefs to the AFC’s best record and a home AFC Title game which was won by the Patriots in overtime.
For his 2018 season, Mahomes was named on Saturday night as the league’s Most Valuable Player.
The Cheifs QB received 41 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league, easily beating out Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who earned nine votes.
“The play is never dead. He can find new ways to get you the ball,” Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce said. “It may look like a screwball, a slider here or there, but it’ll get to you eventually.”
For Mahomes and the Chiefs, 2018 is just the beginning.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 3, 2019
Man this is crazy! God is amazing! Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me get here! #ChiefsKindgom thank you for your passion but this is just the beginning!
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes5) February 3, 2019