Patrick Mahomes named AFC Offensive Player of the Month
By Matt Conner
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Month after winning two of the year’s four weekly awards.
After winning two of the first four AFC Offensive Player of the Week awards to start the NFL season, it’s really not that big of a surprise that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has also been named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Month on Thursday.
Mahomes has been nothing short of a revelation under center for the Chiefs in his first year as a starting quarterback at the pro level. He’s not only the biggest story for the Chiefs, who are one of two undefeated teams left in the NFL, but he’s also the biggest storyline of the entire season. The NFL is abuzz with Mahomes mania, for good reason.
Through four games, Mahomes is not only unbeaten but he’s set an NFL record with 14 touchdown passes in that span. He leads the league by three at the quarter season mark and he also has a rushing touchdown to his credit. What’s most impressive is that he’s yet to throw a single interception, ridding himself of any gunslinger label and showing himself to be a balanced quarterback who is intelligent and physically gifted.
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Even more, Mahomes has shown it all in this first four-game swing for the Chiefs. He’s walked into the home stadiums of rivals like the L.A. Chargers and Denver Broncos and walked away with wins. He broke the Chiefs curse against the Pittsburgh Steelers and outplayed Ben Roethlisberger at his house to do so. Each week is supposed to be a tougher test than the last for Mahomes, but he’s answered every single time.
Mahomes now faces another big test next week in the Jacksonville Jaguars, a top-notch defense with a fierce front line and a secondary that excels when making plays on the ball. For those waiting for Mahomes to come down, it’s easy to view this week’s game as a likely place for that to happen, but Mahomes has answered the call again and again. The league is serving notice that he is the best around and maybe that’s a lesson the Jags will learn, too.
On the season, Mahomes has completed over 65 percent of his passes and has thrown for 1,200 yards, 14 touchdowns and zero interceptions.