Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named the 2022 NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the annual NFL awards ceremony, dominating the competition with 48 of 50 first-place votes. This is the second time in his six-year career that he has received the prestigious award.
Mahomes had a record-breaking regular season, ending with 5,614 total yards in passing, rushing, and receiving. He broke Drew Brees’ previous record of 5,562 total yards, solidifying his status as one of the most versatile and dynamic players in the league.
Mahomes thanked his teammates, coaching staff, and the Kansas City organization for their support in a pre-taped statement, saying “Every day we give everything that we have together to go for the ultimate goal, the Super Bowl. Let’s continue to go for that dream this weekend.”
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The Super Bowl, which will take place on Sunday, will be historic, marking the first time two Black starting quarterbacks will take the field.
Other noteworthy awards went to Brian Daboll of the New York Giants, who was named Coach of the Year, and Geno Smith of the Seattle Seahawks, who was honored as the Comeback Player of the Year. Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys was awarded the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, recognizing his community activities off the field and his achievements in the league.
Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles finished in second place for the MVP award with 193 points, while Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills received one first-place vote.