The Chiefs MVP frontrunner adds another accolade to his resume.
Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been named the AFC’s offensive player of the month for November. During that time span, Mahomes completed 132 of 181 passes (72.9%) for 1,598 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 1 interception.
Other award winners for the month of November: Pittsburgh Steelers LB T.J. Watt, Miami Dolphins kicker Jason Sanders, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, and Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo. Rookies of the month were Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert and Carolina Panthers safety Jeremy Chinn.
This marks the third time in his young career that Mahomes has been given this recognition. He was also awarded as OPOM in September of 2019 as well as September 2018. He ranks first in the NFL in passing yardage (3,497), third in touchdowns (30) and has an NFL-low two interceptions on the season.
The 2018 NFL MVP and 2019 Super Bowl MVP is on pace to accumulate 5,086 yards and 44 touchdowns in 2020, along with 312 yards rushing.
It should not go understated that the Chiefs have been operating with a patchwork offensive line for much of this season. Linemen Eric Fisher, Nick Allegretti, Austin Reiter, Andrew Wylie, and Mike Remmers deserve some serious recognition during this period for holding down the fort as the Chiefs have gone without anchors Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Mitchell Schwartz. They have also been without two additions, free agent signee Kelechi Osemele and third round pick Lucas Niang, both of whom were expected to contribute this season. Offensive line coach Andy Heck continues to field a productive unit as the Chiefs begin their stretch run toward the playoffs.